Scams in the news

12 Oct 2017

LTA warns of 'investment' scam involving KL-Singapore High-Speed Rail project

SINGAPORE: The Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Wednesday (Oct 11) issued a warning about an investment scam involving the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) project.

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07 Oct 2017

Police warn of USS Halloween Horror Nights ticket scams

SINGAPORE: There were at least 35 reports of online purchase scams involving USS Halloween Horror Nights tickets between Aug 30 and Sep 29, according to a police advisory on Saturday (Oct 7).

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06 Oct 2017

Another phone scam involving callers impersonating immigration officers: ICA

SINGAPORE: The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on Friday (Oct 6) warned the public of a phone scam by callers impersonating ICA officers asking for people's passport numbers.

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05 Oct 2017

ICA files police report over fake website

SINGAPORE: The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority of Singapore (ICA) has filed a police report over a fake ICA website that is phishing for visitors' visa and passport numbers.

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20 Sep 2017

Three remittance staff commended for foiling impersonation scams

SINGAPORE: A 75-year-old woman would have lost 90 per cent of her savings to a scam, had it not been for two quick-thinking staff of a remittance company at People’s Park Complex.

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12 Sep 2017

IRAS warns public about email scam on tax refunds

SINGAPORE: An email on tax refunds purportedly sent by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) is a scam, and may contain a computer virus, the tax authority said on Tuesday (Sep 12).

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07 Sep 2017

OCBC staff commended for preventing Internet love scam

SINGAPORE: It was business as usual at OCBC's Tampines branch on Aug 30 until a 55-year-old man walked in, wanting to send S$17,100 overseas.

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02 Sep 2017

30 duped in online hotel scams this year

At least 30 people have fallen prey to online hotel booking scams this year, with many more cheated out of concert and attraction tickets bought off the Internet, the police said yesterday.

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