Scams in the news

22 Mar 2017

Credit-for-sex scam victims lost S$304,000 since start of 2017

SINGAPORE: There has been an increase in the number of credit-for-sex scam cases, with at least 53 such cases reported between Mar 1 and Mar 16, police said.

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17 Mar 2017

Beware of '0000' scam calls impersonating police officers: SPF

SINGAPORE: Be wary when receiving calls from numbers ending with "0000", police warned on Friday (Mar 17).

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08 Mar 2017

Scammers on WeChat cheat victims of more than S$70,000: Police

SINGAPORE: Scammers operating on messaging app WeChat cheated victims in Singapore of more than S$70,000, luring them with the promise of discounted gaming credits and attractive foreign currency exchange rates, police said on Tuesday (Mar 7).

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03 Mar 2017

Sellers of fake concert tickets get probation

Two tertiary students were each sentenced to 21 months' probation yesterday for cheating their victims in a scam involving fake Jay Chou concert tickets. Walden Lee Guo Quan and Ang Teck Wee, both 23, must also perform 180 hours of community service.

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02 Mar 2017

Woman arrested for alleged involvement in air ticket scam

SINGAPORE: A 24-year-old woman has been arrested for her alleged involvement in an air ticket scam.

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01 Mar 2017

Beware of scam calls with numbers ending with '999', police warn

SINGAPORE: If you have received a call with numbers ending with “999”, allegedly from police officers, take note that such calls are a scam.

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22 Feb 2017

Grab, Uber promotional packages scam cheated victims of S$7,700

SINGAPORE: Victims of a private hire car promotional package scam lost at least S$7,700, according to the police on Wednesday (Feb 22).

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13 Feb 2017

Singapore, Malaysia police crack down on 'Africa scam' with more than 100 victims

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia and Singapore authorities have thwarted four syndicates behind an "Africa scam", where more than 100 victims - mostly women - suffered total losses exceeding S$6.4 million in fake online relationships.

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