Internet Love Scam

Internet Love Scam

As of December 2021

1099

victims

Have fallen prey to scammers

S$46.9

million

Total amount lost to scammers

S$3.0

million

Largest amount lost by an individual

WHAT IS AN INTERNET LOVE SCAM?

You are befriended by an attractive person (usually foreign) online and after gaining your trust, they ask you for money as proof of love. He/She will tell a tale about falling into trouble or hard times and ask for a loan from you. Once the money is transferred, the scammer disappears.

In some cases, your online friend may ask you to invest in a company or cryptocurrencies.

He/she may also request that you help them receive or transfer funds on their behalf using your bank account.

Look out for these scam signs

How to stay safe

If you have not met the person, do not send any money to him or her.
Verify the identity of the person you are talking to with an online image search on, https://images.google.com
Insist on a LIVE video call with the person you're talking to.
All investments carry risks. Be wary of opportunities that promise high returns and low risk.

Always ask, check and confirm before you invest.
Never allow others to use your bank account to conduct their transactions. You may be committing a crime by laundering money for criminals.

Money laundering is a serious offence. Offenders may be fined up to $500,000 and imprisoned for 10 years. You should note that you are responsible for all the transactions carried out on your account.
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Internet Love Scam: Real Stories

15 Aug 2022 | Internet Love Scam

I lost over $18k after agreeing to help a friend with her orders

I got to know the lady on Facebook dating. Went on to chat on WhatsApp. The scammer sent photos of herself, we chatted and spoke till quite late one night. Came one night, she asked me to help her to…...

14 Aug 2022 | Internet Love Scam

I lost over $20k to a fake gambling site

Met a girl called chan Chui Shuen in a social media app, we had a good time of chatting and she brought me into an online gambling website called 星河国际 which I managed to earn some minor profits at first.…...

06 Aug 2022 | Internet Love Scam

Scammer who befriended me online offered me a fake job

Someone impersonating a beautiful lady added me on Facebook, "she" claimed that she just want to chat and meet friends, I was a little bit suspicious but I am curious to see how it goes, so she continued…...

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