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Old 1st December 2016, 01:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Scams

Scams is the in-thing and an ongoing trend in Singapore and around the world.
As such, Singapore has a scamalert website to keep you infomred of the latest in the trend and the most 'in' scams in Singapore. Be updated and be scam savvy.

https://www.scamalert.sg/?gclid=CIep...FdgTaAodJngCfg

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just need to use common sense and u will avoid being scammed, if its too good to be true then its prob is a scam.And only meet up to buy stuffs from strangers, dun be stupid and transfer $$$ first.

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Police warn of fake police letters requesting assistance for 'Public Nuisance' offence


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Published: 2:58 PM, December 17, 2016
Updated: 3:11 PM, December 17, 2016

SINGAPORE — If you receive a letter that appears to be from the police and signed by a certain “INSP Wong Ka Wei, Senior Investigation Officer, Central Police Division”, ignore it — it’s fake.

The police issued an advisory on Saturday (Dec 17) following reports lodged by members of the public who have received such letters.

The fake police letters asked recipients to report at Central Police Division on Dec 20, 2016 to assist in investigations into “an offence of Public Nuisance committed at Cantonment Police Division on 28 November 2016”.

"These letters were not issued by the Police. There is no Cantonment Police Division within the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and there is also no officer by the name of INSP Wong Ka Wei from Central Police Division, “ said the police.

If in doubt, members of the public may verify the authenticity of such letters by contacting the respective police divisions at www.police.gov.sg/content/contact-us.

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Re: Scams

Singapore

Works of art to help fight works of crime

By Tan Weizhen
tanweizhen@mediacorp.com.sg
Published: 12:55 AM, January 9, 2017

Another step is being taken to raise awareness of scams among residents as the winning murals in a competition are printed and put up on walls at various locations around Sembawang.

The wall mural competition in Sembawang began in November and ended last month.










“This is one way of engaging the residents and increasing their awareness. Police have identified a new trend on e-scams,” said grassroots adviser and Member of Parliament (Sembawang) Lim Wee Kiak.

“I think there’s been an increase in the number of reports on e-scams. On one hand, I think they (the winners) will be happy to see their work being displayed. On the other hand, it also plays a role in maintaining our community security.”

The top three winning designs will be displayed from today at 10 locations around the constituency. Contestants, who had to be Sembawang residents, came up with designs advocating the message of scam prevention.

One of the top three winning designs was one done by three friends, Ms Chua Jia Yin, 24, Ms Chua Min Fang, 26, and Ms Felicia Liew, 24. They took three days to finish the piece.

“We participated because we liked the idea that when people see the artwork, it can remind them to stay vigilant. Normally, people tend to remember pictures more than just words,” said Ms Chua.

The murals were launched yesterday in conjunction with an Edusave Award presentation ceremony in Sembawang.


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42 honoured for helping to foil scams

Shaffiq Alkhatib
The Straits Times
Friday, Jan 13, 2017

A DBS bank officer sensed something was amiss when a woman went to its HarbourFront Centre branch last year to transfer US$1,670 (S$2,400) to a personal account in Thailand. Senior customer service executive Kelvin Low found out that the customer did not speak Thai and had never lived in Thailand.

He told assistant customer service manager Alyssa Low about his suspicions.

The woman told Ms Low that the amount was a "service fee" for a monetary transaction.

Thanks to the DBS officers, she soon realised that she had been duped and informed the police.

The duo were among 42 people from 14 organisations who were recognised with awards from the Commercial Affairs Department on Wednesday. They had helped prevent victims from falling prey to scams involving more than a million dollars last year.

Other organisations whose staff received certificates of appreciation at the Police Cantonment Complex include Maybank, UOB and remittance company Hanshan Money Express.....

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Re: Scams

Beware of calls from '+65 6391 6100' impersonating immigration officers

Published: 8:39 PM, April 13, 2017
Updated: 3:17 AM, April 14, 2017

SINGAPORE — Received a call from "+65 6391 6100" recently with the caller purporting to be from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA)?

The call is part of a scam, ICA warned in a statement on Thursday (April 13).

During the call, the scammer would request for funds - ranging from S$900 to S$20,000 - to be transferred to fix discrepancies in personal information that victims had purportedly provided to ICA.

ICA stressed that it does not call members of the public to transfer money for such purpose

The police have been alerted, ICA added.

In Aug 2016, a similar ruse was used by scammers impersonating the police, using the number "+65 999".

Then, a Mandarin-speaking operator, claiming to be from the police would then ask for their personal information.

Such tactics, said the police in earlier reports, are typical for scammers, whose use caller ID spoofing technology to mask the actual phone number and display a different number.

The public may call the police hotline at 1800 255 0000 or submit information online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness should they have any related information.

The "999" hotline should be used only if urgent police assistance is required.

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Re: Scams

Anti-scam campaign raises awareness, by offering fake get-rich schemes

By Kelly Ng
Published 2:45 PM, April 29, 2017
Updated 2:45 PM, April 29, 2017

SINGAPORE — For every 10 individuals who checked out Brilliant Ingots’ gold investment scheme online, one took the bait for its promises of 24 per cent annual returns and 2 per cent commission for every referral, among other attractive offers.

Thankfully, for the 600 unsuspecting visitors — out of close to 6,000 who visited the website — they were told only to indicate the amount they were willing to part with before the “golden opportunity” was unveiled to be part of an atypical campaign to raise awareness of investment scams and was not real.

After being told that they have been “scammed”, common tell-tale signs of such rackets will be highlighted to them. These include attractive but unverified returns, companies that claim to be well-established, and pressure tactics such as limited time offers.

Prospective investors are advised to approach these claims with “healthy scepticism” and assess investment opportunities based on known facts and information that can be verified.

Brilliant Ingots Investments is the second of two “investment scams” dreamt up by the Securities Investors Association and national financial education programme MoneySENSE. It was advertised on various print media and online platforms from April 16 to 25.....

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Re: Scams

New scam emails involving impersonation of Customs officers

Published: 5:20 PM, May 7, 2017
Updated: 9:27 PM, May 7, 2017

SINGAPORE — Warning the public of a fresh round of scam emails, the Singapore Customs urged the public not to fall for correspondences from impostors acting as customs officials to demand for confidential personal information or money.

In a public advisory issued on Sunday (May 7), the Singapore Customs clarified that the emails were not issued by their officers.

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Police warn of fake hotline number scam

SINGAPORE: Police on Friday (May 19) warned against another scam, after members of the public reported receiving missed calls from a fake police hotline number.

In a Facebook post, the Singapore Police Force clarified that genuine calls made from the police hotline would not result in the number "1800-255-0000" showing up on their phones......

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Re: Scams

Think you've won free Singapore Airline tickets? It's likely a scam

by Lam Min Lee
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May 25, 2017

If you've received a call informing you that you've won free air tickets from Singapore Airlines (SIA), it may be a scam.

In a Facebook post on Thursday (May 25), the airline alerted its customers of phishing calls, emails and websites, from people who claim to be from SIA.....


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Police warn of new scam involving fake SPF website


SINGAPORE: The police are warning the public about a fake Singapore Police Force (SPF) website through which victims are tricked into providing confidential information such as credit card details.


In an advisory on Friday (Jun 2), the police said victims typically receive calls from scammers claiming that they have excessively large amounts of money in their bank accounts, and are suspected of being involved in criminal activities such as money laundering.

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Police warn of computer tech support scam

Published: 5:06 PM, June 4, 2017
Updated: 5:18 PM, June 4, 2017

SINGAPORE – Pop-up messages that claim your computer has been infected with a virus or that your information has been leaked could likely be a scam, police warned.

Since January this year, more than 20 police reports have been lodged of unauthorised charges to their credit cards, after the victims provided their card details thinking they were buying software for the fake virus....

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Police warn of computer tech support scam

Published: 5:06 PM, June 4, 2017
Updated: 5:18 PM, June 4, 2017

SINGAPORE Pop-up messages that claim your computer has been infected with a virus or that your information has been leaked could likely be a scam, police warned.

Since January this year, more than 20 police reports have been lodged of unauthorised charges to their credit cards, after the victims provided their card details thinking they were buying software for the fake virus....

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http://www.todayonline.com/singapore...h-support-scam
These were like quite old and very irritating , cannot close normally and have to Control-Alt-Delete to remove it from task bar and it closes all your other browsers too.

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NS50 PAssion Card: False claims about S$50 stored value circulating, warns card provider

SINGAPORE: There's been an erroneous text message going around, prompting national servicemen (NSmen) to apply for the commemorative NS50 PAssion Card, but the card provider clarified on Friday (Jun 9) that it did not send the SMS.

The message claimed that the card comes with a S$50 stored value, and NSmen were asked to SMS their identity card number in order to receive their card.....

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40 victims in Singapore duped in PayPal scam

SINGAPORE: More than 40 people have been duped in a scam involving online payments system PayPal, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) said on Tuesday (Jun 13).

Since January, police said victims of this scam have lost at least S$43,000.

The victims had posted items for sale online, and were contacted by scammers posing as interested buyers, the police said. The scammers would then send fake emails purportedly from PayPal or reputable banks – designed to deceive the victims into believing they had been paid.....

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Re: Scams

Business owners, beware of spoof email senders out to scam your money

by Mary-Ann Soh
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Jun 22, 2017

SINGAPORE - Business owners, beware: there is an email impersonation scam going around requesting for payments to be made to different bank accounts.

Scammers modus operandi?

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Beware of phishing emails from fake courier companies: SingCERT


SINGAPORE: It may look like a legitimate email from "DHL Express", but click on the attachment and a malicious code would be downloaded onto the recipient's device, infecting it with malware.

Reports of such phishing emails from fake logistics companies have been on the rise recently, the Singapore Computer Emergency Response Team (SingCERT) warned on Friday (Jun 23).

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Beware of online concert ticket scams, say police


SINGAPORE: The police on Tuesday (Jul 4) reminded members of the public to be careful when buying concert tickets that are re-sold online, as there have been "numerous reports" of online purchase scams over the past two years.


The advisory comes as several concerts have been lined up for the second half of the year. Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles, Foo Fighters and Show Luo are among the international and regional acts coming to Singapore.

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