Credit-for-Sex Scam

Credit-for-Sex Scam

As of December 2022

626

victims

Have fallen prey to scammers

S$2.1

million

Total amount lost to scammers

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

How to stay safe

Be wary whenever someone offers sex in exchange for gift cards or shopping credits.
Do not give out your personal details or disclose the gift cards PINs to strangers you meet online.
If you have encountered such a scam, report the fraudulent profile to WeChat via the app itself. Steps on how to report such accounts can be found here.

Credit-for-Sex Scam: Real Stories

13 Jan 2024 | Credit-for-Sex Scam

I was cyber-extorted after responding to an ad

I responded to a Locanto ad for massage services without thinking it through. After contacting the lady and agreeing to a service, she asked for $100 before coming down to the specified block (350 Ang…...

07 Jan 2024 | Credit-for-Sex Scam

Be wary of Credit-for-Sex scams

I connected with a girl on Locanto and continued our conversation on Telegram. She claimed to be from Malaysia, engaging in part-time social escorting due to financial difficulties. She inquired about…...

02 Sep 2023 | Credit-for-Sex Scam

Beware of Credit-for-Sex scams

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…...

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