As the year 2015 came to an end, there had been an increase of around 40% of commercial crimes including prostitution or sex-related scams involving the internet; the public has been advised by the National Crime Prevention Council (Singapore) to be wary of controversial practices such as sugar mommies, credit-for-sex or internet love scams.
Online scams in Singapore. It’s no surprise that online platforms are now a key way scammers reach potential victims. Below are some dime-a-dozen scams that are so common, you’ve probably.
According to a police release yesterday, this marks the first time that overseas-based love scam suspects have been arrested and sent to Singapore to be prosecuted. The duo, aged 34 and 37, are believed to be part of an African internet love scam syndicate, the police said.SINGAPORE - The number of Internet love scams increased in the first three months of the year although the total amount of money stolen fell. Read more at straitstimes.com.Two Nigerian men believed to be members of an internet love scam syndicate were charged in Singapore on Tuesday with recruiting local women to collect money for them, police said.
According to reports, out of those 27 suspects, 13 Nigerian nationals were believed to be involved in 108 cases of internet love scams. In those scams, a number of victims from Singapore and.
Reports show that victims part with thousands of dollars on one scammer out of alleged love. According to the FBI, of all internet facilitated crimes, romance scams alone stand as the highest cause for financial losses. At the same time, there were over 100,000 cases of online romance fraud, while just about 15% of the victims reported the.
Police Urges Citizens to be Vigilant Against Internet Love Scams Involving Fake Packages. In a report shared by the Singapore Police last Friday (March 1), more than half of the Internet love scam cases last year involved scammers claiming to have sent parcels containing luxury items or large amounts of cash to victims, as shared in a report by the Straits Times.
Let's Fight Scams. Scams are designed to trick people into giving away their money or personal information. While many people think scams target only certain groups of individuals, the truth is anyone can be a victim of a scam. We are all at risk. That's why it is important that everyone stays informed and vigilant against scams.
The number of Internet love scams increased in the first three months of the year, although the total amount of money stolen fell. There were 175 cases recorded between Jan 1 and March 31, up 33.6.
SINGAPORE: A joint operation conducted in several Malaysian states last week yielded 27 arrested suspects believed to be involved in cross-border Internet love scam syndicates. The operation, which took place from Feb 6 to Feb 8, was a joint effort between the Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID), Royal Malaysia Police, Singapore Police Force (SPF) and the Commercial Affairs.
Singapore News - Feeling down after ending arelationship, she downloaded an online dating application. The 43-year-old, who wanted to be known as Alice, saw a man had requested to connect with her.
In 2013, victims of internet love scams in Singapore lost a total of approximately 5.8 million Singapore dollars. In 2019, the amount loss to such scams was approximately 34.6 million Singapore.
Romance scammers lure people with phony online profiles, often lifting photos from the web to create attractive and convincing personas. They might make up names or assume the identities of real people. Reports indicate the scammers are active on dating apps, but also on social media sites that aren’t generally used for dating.
Keep track of the latest scams data with our interactive tool. It shows you how many reports we’ve received, the amount of money lost, as well as the age, gender and location of people reporting scams.
This free consumer protection website provides the names used in scams, the collection of various aliases used by Nigerian advance fee fraud scammers and more. This website has considerable free resources, links to the relevant government and nonprofit agencies and guides to help you determine if an email, phone call or letter is from a fraudster or a legitimate source.