Tag Archives: scammers

SCAMMERS RENT CAMERA EQUIPMENT, THEN SOLD THEM OFF ONLINE

Police have arrested a man and a woman last Wednesday for cheating victims into renting them their cameras and accessories, only to sell them online. The two, a 25 year old man and 20 year old woman who were not named, also assumed the identities of others in the scam. Police recovered several camera equipment and accessories when the duo were arrested in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8. Police also found stun guns, a retractable baton as well as ICs and a passport belonging to other individuals with them.

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SIA WARNS OF SCAMMERS OFFERING FREE AIR TICKETS

The Singapore Airlines (SIA) has today warned the public of a possible scam, where scammers pretending to be SIA staff are calling and emailing members of the public to phish for personal information. The recipients of the emails or calls are told that they have won air tickets, and then asked to provide personal information. SIA has advised members of the public that no such offer of free air tickets are given out by them, and that members of the public are to exercise discretion when revealing personal data to unverified sources.

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SINGAPORE CUSTOMS NEXT TO BE USED BY IMPERSONATORS CLAIMING TO BE THEIR OFFICERS

The Singapore Customs is the latest in a list of Singapore authorities who have issued an advisory to the public over fake emails that are impersonating its officers. In the latest case, Singapore Customs had said that some members of the public had received such emails that were purportedly sent by them. The email, among others, required recipients to open an email link or file attachment, transfer a sum of money to an account of an individual, provide bank details and other personal information. The police are currently investigating, and members of the public have been advised never to divulge any personal information online, or make any kind of payments to unknown individuals.

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SCAMMERS TARGETING GRAB AND UBER PASSENGERS

According to the police, the total amount scammed was at least $7,700.These victims had been introduced to Grab/Uber promotional packages, and were asked to contact seller via WhatsApp, where they were further instructed to transfer money to bank accounts.After payment made, seller will disappear, and victims were not able to redeem rides they thought they had purchased.

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BEWARE OF BOGUS HDB CONTRACTORS TARGETING ELDERLY IN HDB ESTATES

It was reported that bogus contractors have been targeting the elderly in public housing estates. These impostors tend to operate during office hours when the elderly are likely to be at home alone. The bogus contractors would pretend that they are sent by the Housing Development Board (HDB). They would offer repair works such as the replacement of doors, rubbish chute covers or sewage pipes, installing security systems and repairing spalling concrete or leaking ceilings.

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BEWARE! PRC PHONE SCAMMERS PREYING ON ELDERLY S’POREANS WITH LITTLE EDUCATION

You don't know me, and I could not possibly know you. A few days ago, you called my mother in Singapore, lied to her that she was being investigated by the PRC police for trafficking fake credit cards and money laundering, threatening her with arrest if she did not cooperate. Congratulations, you succeeded. My mother, a lowly-educated retired old woman, was duped. Duped by your ludicrous lines into giving you her life savings.

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