More cheated by scammers in first half of this year

Scams involving e-commerce, loans, credit-for-sex and Internet love were the most common, according to mid-year crime statistics released by the police.
Scams involving e-commerce, loans, credit-for-sex and Internet love were the most common, according to mid-year crime statistics released by the police.ST PHOTO: SHINTARO TAY

More people were duped by scammers in the first half of this year, compared with the same period last year.

Scams involving e-commerce, loans, credit-for-sex and Internet love were the most common, according to mid-year crime statistics released by the police yesterday.

In particular, the number of loan scams and credit-for-sex scams and the total monies lost by victims more than doubled.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 31, 2019, with the headline 'More cheated by scammers in first half of this year'. Print Edition | Subscribe