28 Dec '11, 5am

Police warn of social website scams

Police warn of social website scams

SINGAPORE: Police have asked members of the public not to fall for scams where they can be asked to make bank transfer payments for persons they have met only on the Internet. The caution comes after at least three such recent cases. In the first case in September 21 this year, a woman who went to Changi Airport to meet a male foreigner she had befriended on a dating service, received a call from someone claiming to be an immigration officer, asking her to make a bank transfer of S$13,800 for that friend whom he said had been detained. The woman did not make that transfer but reported the case to police. Two other similar cases took place on the 17th and 22nd of this month. In one of these cases, the victim fell for the ruse and transferred S$3,500 to a bank account. The cases have been classified as cheating and those found guilty may be jailed up to 10 years and fined. P...

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