Selling fake tickets and impersonating govt officials among common scams in S'pore

These crimes accounted for 68.1 per cent of the top 10 scams reported last year. ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG
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SINGAPORE - Last year, the top 10 scams resulted in people being cheated of more than $201 million in total.

E-commerce scams, social media impersonation scams, loan scams and banking-related phishing scams were of particular concern, said the police, as these crimes accounted for 68.1 per cent of the top 10 scams reported last year.

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