Police Alert - Beware of bail scam

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Police Alert - Beware of bail scam

Postby tankee » Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:34 pm

Police said criminals are coming up with more innovative ways to cheat unsuspecting victims. They reminded the public to be vigilant against scams.


SINGAPORE: Police said criminals are coming up with more innovative ways to cheat unsuspecting victims.

They reminded the public to be vigilant against scams.

In a statement, the police said they received reports on the "police bail" phone scam recently.

In this scam, victims received calls purportedly from China, with the "+86" country code.

The caller would claim to be the victim's friend and allege that he had been arrested by police while in China.

The scammer would then ask the victim to transfer a sum of money to pay the bail or fines for his release.

Victims who acceded to the scammer's request would eventually discover that it was a scam after establishing contact with their friends.

So far victims have transferred sums ranging from S$800 to S$16,000 to a bank account in China.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/sin ... 75272.html

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Re: Police Alert - Beware of bail scam

Postby atrecord » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:48 pm

I think someone should collate all the ruses used by the scammers from China, Nigeria, and where else...

Can come out with a manual for the public, or sell to bollywood to see if they can make a movie out of any of them...

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