Selling fake tickets to events, impersonating govt officials among ruses

A scam alert banner in Clementi in June last year. E-commerce scams, social media impersonation scams, loan scams and banking-related phishing scams accounted for 68.1 per cent of the top 10 scams reported last year, said the police.
A scam alert banner in Clementi in June last year. E-commerce scams, social media impersonation scams, loan scams and banking-related phishing scams accounted for 68.1 per cent of the top 10 scams reported last year, said the police.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

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. Here is how they work:

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 06, 2021, with the headline 'Selling fake tickets to events, impersonating govt officials among ruses'. Subscribe