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PRIMARY SCH BOY CHEATING PPLS MONEY AT COMMONWEALTH MRT

This is a warning o people living in the Commonwealth area.. There is a scammer primary school boy stationed permanently at the MRT station. He went up to my wife while she was walking home and told her that his mum gave him $20 to buy food but he lost the money. To my horror, I just encountered him myself at the MRT too. He told me the same sob story that his mum gave him 20 bucks to buy food and he lost it

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Two British directors of land banking firm sentenced to jail for cheating

The criminal prosecution against three directors of land banking firm Profitable Plots for cheating investors of about US$2.5 million (S$3.1 million) reached a juncture yesterday, with jail terms handed down to two of them, while the third was acquitted. Briton Timothy Nicholas Goldring, 60, was sentenced to seven years in prison, while his compatriot John Andrew Nordmann, 55, was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment for 18 cheating charges, following a trial that ran from April last year to January this year.

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Scammers somehow make MOM’s phone number appear on Caller ID, use it to cheat foreign workers of thousands of dollars

In what could be an act of pure sorcery or advanced technological know-how, scammers have managed to make the Ministry of Manpower’s phone number appear in the Caller ID of unsuspecting victims and then proceed to cheat them of their money. The ruse was simple: The caller would claim to be from MOM, read out personal particulars of the victim — for example, the date of birth and foreign identification number — and then accuse the victim of doing something wrong, such as providing an incorrect date of birth in their embarkation form.

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Rise in number of online scams

Police have urged the public to take precautions when shopping online. This could mean not giving out bank account numbers, credit card details and personal information, checking the sellers' track record, or finding out more by contacting the sellers. They also urged the public not to help those they have met online to make fund transfers, as they may be aiding and abetting a criminal in receiving the proceeds from a crime.

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