Singaporeans cheated of S$1.5 million by scammers pretending to be from Singtel


Unsuspecting Singaporeans have lost over S$1.5 million inside a month, due to a replacement scam wherever crooks faux to mend problems with their internet affiliation, the Singapore force (SPF) proclaimed on Wednesday (Sept 18).

It added that a minimum of 21 cases of the scam had been reported since August.

Police aforesaid scammers impersonated the technical support employees of phone company firm Singtel and fictitious there have been problems with victims’ internet connections or electronic equipment.

They would then tell them to transfer and install computer code like “TeamViewer” or “AnyDesk” on their computers, promising that this is able to facilitate solve the difficulty.

In some cases, scammers claimed to represent the fictional “Cyber Crime Department of Singapore” or the “Cyber Police of Singapore” and asked victims to transfer the computer code to help with criminal investigations.

They would then tell victims to log in to their online banking accounts and use the newly installed computer code to on the QT transfer funds out of the account.

Victims of such scams ought to close up their computers straight off and report the incident to their bank and also the police, SPF said.

They should conjointly modification their on-line banking passwords and take away any unauthorized recipient additional to their bank accounts.

The SPF suggested Singaporeans to take care of uninvited calls claiming to be from phone company suppliers or government agencies asking them to share money info, install apps or log in to online banking.

Instead, they ought to decide the corporate or organization’s official hotline to verify any requests and discuss with a devotee or loved one first.


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