11 Jan '12, 5am

Cheat duped victims by getting personal details from Facebook

Cheat duped victims by getting personal details from Facebook

Preliminary investigations show that Tan got contact information about her victims through social networking site Facebook. -- PHOTO: AP By Fiona Low Police have arrested a 22-year-old woman who is believed to be involved in at least seven cases of cheating. Tan Si Ying, Tricia, who is unemployed, operated her scam by pretending to be her victims' cousin. She would then say she needed money and ask for a loan. Preliminary investigations show that Tan got contact information about her victims through social networking site Facebook. She would trawl through the postings on their page to find out the names of their cousins. Tan contacted her victims via SMS asking them for a loan urgently. She would also say that she had either lost or changed her handphone number to explain the unfamiliar number she was using, after which she would provide the victims a POSB bank account num...

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