As of December 2022
WHAT IS A CREDIT-FOR-SEX SCAM?
A stranger befriends you through social media platforms such as WeChat. The scammer talks you into buying them a gift card (e.g. Alipay Purchase Cards, iTunes Gift Card, etc.) in exchange for a meet-up, date or sexual favours.
Look out for these scam signs
The scammer hunts on social media sites and dating platforms. Often poses as young, attractive women from overseas who offer massage, escort or sexual services in exchange for credits or shopping gift-cards.
They are persistent in tempting you, and may even bring in 'managers' to threaten you if you wish to end the transaction.
They will often request that you purchase the gift cards first and give them the gift code before meeting you.
How to stay safe
Credit-for-Sex Scam: Real Stories
02 Sep 2023 | Credit-for-Sex Scam
I was instructed to go to a block number in Bishan. Upon arrival, I received a text informing me that a validation call from their boss, '林阿虎,' was required. The boss instructed me to purchase a $150…...
20 Aug 2023 | Credit-for-Sex Scam
Connected with an attractive young woman on Telegram who provided an address in Singapore for a meetup. A verification call, purportedly from the lady's manager, was made to me on WhatsApp. The process…...
02 Jul 2023 | Credit-for-Sex Scam
I met a girl named 晓晓 on Telegram, and we agreed to meet at 335 Sembawang Close. When I reached there, she asked for my phone number, claiming that her boss needed to contact me to verify that I wasn't…...