As of June 2021
Have fallen prey to scammers
Total amount lost to scammers
Largest amount lost by an individual
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
03 Jan 2023 | Credit-for-Sex Scam
Beware of Credit-for-Sex scams!
The so-call head will call you for deposit and say will return you after the service by the girl. After that another call say is the boss of the head will call you for insurance. Beware, guys!...
24 Aug 2022 | Credit-for-Sex Scam
I lost over $1k to a Credit-for-Sex scam
Met the girl from Twitter, then chatted on Telegram. She asked me to go to Vista Point to wait for her and informed me that her manager would contact me to verify if I was from the Police. Then, the manager…...
18 Aug 2022 | Credit-for-Sex Scam
I fell prey to a Credit-for-Sex scam
Met this girl on TWITTER. so added her on Whatsapp, agreed to meet at jurong west street 64. As she'll not accept cash because afraid of "police fishing". asked to buy itunes card 150$ initially, then…...
(Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, excl. PH)
ScamShield blocks messages and calls from numbers known to be used in illegal activities.