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Talking Point 2018: Who Is Scamming Me? (Part 2)

Follow Talking Point as it delves deep into the world of phone scams to uncover a web of criminal syndicates, spanning across Asia.

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21 Apr 2021

More than $3.9 million lost to scammers posing as S'pore High Court, Interpol officers

SINGAPORE - More than $3.9 million was lost between January and April to a new type of scam, where con men pose as Singapore High Court or Interpol officials. Targeting English-speaking individuals, scammers…...

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21 Apr 2021

31 probed over China officials impersonation scams, victims in S'pore lost more than $6.9 million

SINGAPORE - The police are investigating 31 people involved in China officials impersonation scams that caused victims to lose more than $6.9 million. The police said in a statement on Wednesday (April…...

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17 Apr 2021

Couple in S'pore arrested for allegedly scamming delivery staff by pretending to be customers

A couple in Singapore has been arrested for their suspected involvement in a series of cheating cases....

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17 Apr 2021

2 crabs for $9.90? Man loses over $18,000 after falling for scam

The man came across the deal on Instagram on Wednesday (April 14),  he told Lianhe Wanbao . The ad claimed that for just $9.90, customers would receive two crabs with free express delivery, and tacked…...

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13 Apr 2021

New scam targets delivery personnel from parcel and food delivery companies in S'pore

SINGAPORE - Police have uncovered a new scam in which delivery personnel from parcel and food delivery companies are the targets. Under this scam variant, the victims would first receive a cash-on-delivery…...

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13 Apr 2021

Police warn of new scam targeting delivery personnel

SINGAPORE: The police on Tuesday (Apr 13) warned of a new scam targeting delivery personnel from parcel and food delivery companies. In this new method, the victims would first receive a cash-on-delivery…...

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11 Apr 2021

Police arrest 329 suspected scammers, money mules in 2-week operation; scam victims lost $9.3m

SINGAPORE: Police arrested a total of 329 suspected scammers and money mules in a two-week operation that ended on Friday (Apr 9)....

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09 Apr 2021

Police warn public against unknowingly becoming money mules through scam job advertisements

SINGAPORE: The police on Thursday (Apr 8) warned that people could be unknowingly used as money mules in a new trend of scams advertising jobs with high hourly salaries....

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03 Apr 2021

NCPC anti-scam hotline officer shares how S$6,000 full sum was successfully recovered after scam was reported

An admin staff from a Singaporean IT company transferred S$6,000 to an unknown bank account, under the illusion that he was liaising with the authorised supplier for their company....

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22 Mar 2021

Fake police report used by scammers selling electronic gadgets on Carousell

SINGAPORE - The police on Friday (March 19) warned consumers about e-commerce scams involving the sale of electronic gadgets on Carousell where the scammer allegedly claims to offer retail services verified…...

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11 Mar 2021

Woman jailed for misappropriating S$1.3 million from companies after 'falling in love' with scammer

SINGAPORE: Over three months, an accounts manager with access to the bank accounts of two companies misappropriated S$1.3 million that she transferred to a man known only as "Benjamin", whom she had fallen…...

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07 Mar 2021

SPF warns of scammers who take over your friends' WhatsApp accounts to scam you

These scammers have gained access to victims' WhatApp accounts after obtaining the six-digit verification code either from the victims directly or through the victims' voicemail accounts, SPF said....

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05 Mar 2021

How can we keep our helpers safe from love scams?

Foreign domestic workers look after our families but we sometimes forget that they need care and companionship too. This makes them vulnerable to love scams that can cause them to make bad, even criminal…...

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25 Feb 2021

ICA warns of fake website, says no data compromised

SINGAPORE: The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) warned on Thursday (Feb 25) of a fake website mimicking its own. ICA also said no data had been compromised. The fake website (ica-mom.online) looks…...

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22 Feb 2021

Police report filed over fake letters bearing Defence Minister's forged signature: MINDEF

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) said on Friday (Feb 19) that it has filed a police report over fake letters bearing the forged signature of Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen....

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22 Feb 2021

Man arrested for suspected involvement in investment scam

SINGAPORE: A 55-year-old man has been arrested for his suspected involvement in a case of investment scam, the police said on Sunday (Feb 21) in a news release....

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18 Feb 2021

$62,000 lost in fake Singtel e-mail phishing scams, 22 police reports lodged

SINGAPORE - Scammers using fake e-mails purportedly from Singtel netted at least $62,000 earlier this week....

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18 Feb 2021

SINGAPORE — The number of unauthorised online bank and card transactions rose almost six times last year from a year ago, reflecting a growing trend in phishing scams.

SINGAPORE — The number of unauthorised online bank and card transactions rose almost six times last year from a year ago, reflecting a growing trend in phishing scams....

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16 Feb 2021

Scam victims can easily become prey again: Poll

45% of them were repeat victims over 1-year period; many have poor cyber hygiene practices...

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09 Feb 2021

Record number of scams in 2020 pushed overall crime rate in S'pore to highest in more than 10 years

SINGAPORE - The number of scams reported last year hit a record high, climbing 65.1 per cent from 2019, as scammers took more than $201 million from their victims....

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09 Feb 2021

Couple lost $277k in staycation scam on Carousell; 65% spike in scams in 2020

SINGAPORE -The Carousell seller would call the couple at all hours of the day, claiming that he would return their money soon....

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08 Feb 2021

Beware of bak kwa online scams ahead of CNY: Police

Buying sweet-and-salty dried meats has turned into a sour experience for some consumers here, after their online orders failed to materialise. The police have warned the public about online scams involving…...

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04 Feb 2021

Police urge public to be vigilant against Covid-19 vaccination scams

SINGAPORE — As more people are scheduled for vaccination against Covid-19, the police are cautioning members of the public to be vigilant when they receive messages on the vaccination exercise to avoid…...

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01 Feb 2021

Woman jailed for providing unlicensed payment service using Bitcoin

SINGAPORE: A woman has been jailed for providing payment services without a licence - the first person to be convicted for such an offence....

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01 Feb 2021

S$50,000 in 2 weeks: S'porean man loses life savings to investment scam

It started on Facebook. Lin (not his real name), 49, came to befriend a lady called Jasmine in 2020....

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31 Jan 2021

Police investigating 344 people after scam victims cheated out of more than S$9.84 million

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Police Force (SPF) are investigating 344 people for their suspected involvement as scammers or money mules in about 607 scam cases....

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21 Jan 2021

Man arrested over e-commerce scams involving sale of discounted Marina Bay Sands hotel packages

SINGAPORE: A 27-year-old man has been arrested for his suspected involvement in a series of e-commerce scams involving the sale of discounted Marina Bay Sands hotel packages, the police said on Thursday…...

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16 Jan 2021

251 people under investigation for suspected involvement in scams, including 74-year-old: SPF

SINGAPORE: A total of 251 people are being investigated for their suspected involvement in scams, either as scammers or money mules, said the Singapore Police Force (SPF) on Saturday (Jan 16)....

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15 Jan 2021

MOH warns of SMS scams as Singapore begins Covid-19 vaccination drive

SINGAPORE - As invitations roll out by text message for some to receive their Covid-19 vaccinations, scammers are jumping on the bandwagon to dupe other members of the public....

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10 Jan 2021

李总理告诫公众勿信网上免费获取赠品骗局

李显龙总理告诫公众,网上有关免费赠品的资讯是骗局,并吁请公众不要分享有关链接,以免受骗。...

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