25 Oct '11, 11am

Quick-thinking woman avoids dating website scam

Quick-thinking woman avoids dating website scam

POSED PHOTO: A 34-year-old woman's timely check with the police, prevented her from becoming the next victim of a con by a man she had befriended on a dating website. -- ST PHOTO: LIM WUI LIANG A 34-year-old woman's timely check with the police, prevented her from becoming the next victim of a con by a man she had befriended on a dating website. During their initial online interactions, her new friend - who claimed to be American - informed her that he would be travelling to Singapore on Oct 21 to pay her a visit. On the day of her visitor's arrival at Changi Airport, she received a telephone call from another man, claiming to be an immigration officer. He informed her that her American visitor was being detained for bringing in large sums of money into the country and that in order to hasten his release, the woman was required to immediately transfer about $14,000 to a ba...

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