Scammers pretending to be from Singapore Police on prowl; Citizens lose thousands of dollars

Scammers pretending to be from Singapore Police on prowl; Citizens lose thousands of dollars

Ibtimes·2017-12-16 09:10

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Two alarming incidents of online scam have emerged in Singapore in December, prompting the Singapore Police Force (SPF) to issue a warning about receiving calls and revealing bank details to unknown people on the phone. A 45-year-old woman has been robbed of $31,500 through a fake government website, a week after a 20-year-old man lost $5,600 in the same way.

It has been reported that the woman received a call from a man pretending to be a police officer who said that the woman was suspected of illegal activities and banned from going out of Singapore. Soon after this, another man called her and asked her to give her bank account details on what appeared to be the official website of the SPF. Not only that, the man asked the victim for the One-Time Pin (OTP) over the phone, which she readily gave.

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