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  1. Let's start with this https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/ocbc-bank-customer-lost-120k-in-fake-text-message-scam-another-had-250k-stolen Young couple lost $120k in fake text message scam targeting OCBC Bank customers SINGAPORE - It took a man and his wife five years to save about $120,000, but in just 30 minutes, scammers using a fake text message stole the money they had kept in their OCBC Bank joint savings account. The couple in their 20s were among at least 469 people who reportedly fell victim to phishing scams involving OCBC in the last two weeks of December last year. The victims lost around $8.5 million in total. The husband works in the e-commerce sector, while his wife is in the hospitality industry. The man said he received the phishing message with a link at around noon on Dec 21 last year. A 38-year-old software engineer who fell prey to the same scam on Dec 28 told ST that he lost about $250,000 he had been saving since 2010. The father of a young child with special needs said the loss has been devastating, and he has been hiding it from his family. The bank said it has since halted its plans to phase out physical hardware tokens by the end of March this year, and has also stopped sending SMSes with links in them in the light of the spate of phishing incidents. Cyber security expert Anthony Lim, who is also a fellow at the Singapore University of Social Sciences, said scammers have advanced software enabling them to spoof telecommunications services and send SMSes that appear in the same threads used by real organisations. He added that even if victims did not provide their one-time passwords (OTPs), they would have sealed their fate when they entered other bank details on the fraudulent sites. "Once the victim unwittingly responds by entering the bank account credentials, the hackers' technologies can divert and capture a copy of the SMS OTP issued by the bank," he said.
  2. I think all road-savvy and up-to-date drivers have heard of the phenomenon known as "accident touters". For those who are not familiar with this term, they are basically people who cause car accidents or wait for car accidents to occur, before rushing forward to offer their workshop services. Shake my head. Recently, such an incident was sighted on the PIE. Watch the video here: Wow, such kind-hearted people. Or is it too good to be true? In the video, we spotted several people quickly approaching after the accident occurred, with one man even trying to CROSS the busy lanes to get to the cars on the other side. Something smells fishy! What do we think? It seems all too suspicious. The waiting cars, the quick-to-approach men... Something isn't right. We concluded, this must be a case of accident touting. Netizens have their say This comment says it all. We have the full picture here and it isn't pretty. People will go to such lengths just to earn money. Another netizen agreed with the comment above. Thank god for car cams and our existing highway cameras. Meanwhile, another two were discussing how to avoid situations similar to this: One commentator weighed in with very good advice to stick to. More helpful advice here. Lastly, one netizen reminded us to give benefit of doubt... Yes, that could be true. Sadly, the world is not as kind and innocent as we used to think it to be... Be on your guard We hope the unfortunate driver caught up in this concocted scenario understood what the touters were trying to do, and did not engage them for his services. Please don't drag other people down with you just for your personal gain. It is a nasty thing to do. Beware of these accident touts! ========= Be the first to get the latest road/ COE news, and get first dibs on exclusive promos and giveaways in our Telegram SGCM Community. Join us today!
  3. All Overseas Calls To Start With “+” From 15 Apr, So You’ll Know When Overseas Scammers Are Calling source: https://mustsharenews.com/prevent-scam-calls/ All Overseas Calls Will Start With “+” From 15 Apr To Help Prevent Phone Scams & Spoof Calls If you own a phone, chances are you’ve received a spoof scam call before. Whether it’s a ‘package from DHL’ or someone claiming that you owe them money, you’ve definitely picked up at least one of these pesky calls. If you’re lucky, you probably wouldn’t have fallen for them. Unfortunately, it seems like not all Singaporeans have such great discerning abilities. According to the Singapore Police Force (SPF), the number of crimes reported saw a 6.3% increase in 2019. It would have fallen by 4.6% if scam cases were excluded. In an effort to tackle the increasing number of scams in Singapore, the government is collaborating with local telcos to help phone users identify spoof calls more easily. Government removes “+” prefix so Singaporeans can differentiate overseas calls from local ones From 15 Apr, all international calls will start with a “+” prefix. On the other hand, all local calls will no longer start with Singapore’s international dialing code, “+65”. A “+” prefix indicates an overseas call Image by MS News The government hopes this will reduce the number of Singaporeans who fall victim to international phone scams as they’ll be able to immediately differentiate spoof calls from legitimate ones. Only overseas calls will start with “+” from 15 April The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) is currently working with local telcos to implement this measure. From 15 Apr, only calls from overseas will start with a “+” prefix, so all local calls will consist of just numbers. Since our country’s dialing code is “+65”, it’s easy for international spoof callers to make their calls look like local ones. With the removal of the “+” prefix, it’ll be much clearer to tell if the calls are made locally or from overseas. For instance, a local call will now read “67236474” while an international call would read “+67236474”. A local call: An international call: IMDA hopes this will help Singaporeans distinguish international calls from local ones more easily, and thus be less susceptible to spoof calls. In addition to this, Singtel, StarHub, M1, and TPG Telecom will all be required to block commonly-spoofed numbers like 999 and 995. Singaporeans lost S$21 million to scams in 2019 The removal of the “+” prefix from local calls is just one of the measures being rolled out this year to prevent Singaporeans from falling for such scams, reports The Straits Times (ST). As society grows more reliant on technology and digital transactions, spoof calls and scams are becoming more common. In 2019, the number of victims of impersonation scams reportedly increased by 50%. They collectively lost a total of $21 million. Scams pose a serious risk to Singaporeans’ personal privacy ST also reported that the Government is stepping up efforts to protect Singaporeans’ personal information by reviewing and adapting the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), said Dr Janil Putucheary, Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information. He said, Given the increased frequency of scams, it’s clear that they’re not a matter to be taken lightly. Scams often involve victims giving out their personal information like their banking details or personal particulars. With such information, scammers can impersonate victims, drain their bank accounts, and carry out other unscrupulous acts. We hope the new measures will prove successful and that the number of reported scams will fall this year. If you’re not sure about the legitimacy of a caller, it’s always best to avoid giving out any sensitive personal information, lest you fall for a scam.
  4. While we have heard and read about the chaos covid 19 situation in India, this reporter provides an insight view of the real situation in Delhi. The situation is in disaster, from hospital running out of beds, lack of oxygen supply, turning away patients who are in critical condition because they have no more beds and oxygen supply. People are dying outside of the hospital gates, people on the street convert open space car park for crematory purpose and they even run out of woods etc, they are in a very sad situation.
  5. One of my friend had been scammed when she went to http://www.streetdeal.sg/ to make a purchase. Which have terms and conditions that they would charge a renewal premium of SGD88 once she make the purchase of the item. She just want to buy a water bottle that cost SGD $18 bucks and was shocked to received a charge of SGD $88 bucks for membership in additional of SGD $18 bucks. Below is the screenshots of the scam Its stated in the terms and conditions. However she did not read the terms and conditions as per her normal online purchase which so far no problem at all until this case surface. I did an online search and found out many others was also tricked to make purchase for membership without their knowing as they also did not read the terms and conditions. And want to cancel subscription have to contact them directly. Cannot cancel online. Worst still because the amount had been charged bank can't do anything. Further search online reveal more details on the company. so please beware of http://www.streetdeal.sg/ and http://www.olaprice.com/ . Summary, it already scammed more than 200 people. http://blackilocks.hubpages.com/hub/Streetdeal-Scams-More-Than-200-People Lesson learnt, if making any purchase online, better read the terms and conditions carefully before proceed with the payment.
  6. Darn pissed off with this company. When they sold me this car at $37000 in April 2019, mileage was at 113,000km. When i went to service at Borneo, they told me the last serviced mileage in March 2019 was 208,000km. WTF man. Another case of odometer tampering. I managed to bug the dealer, and they gave me back my full refund. I asked them to compensate me for the solar film, new tyres, glass sealant and new headlights and fog lights i changed, they refused. Idiots. and now they are selling off the car with all my add ons, hoping to scan someone else. Guess what, the car that they sold me is back on the market for 2 weeks, i got friends to enquire, and they reported to them mileage of 122,000km instead of 217,000km. Careful you guys out there! One dishonest company we have here! They told me they didnt tamper *sniggers* https://www.sgcarmart.com/used_cars/info.php?ID=816726&DL=1198 Rexy Motor Trading Company Address: 61 Ubi Ave 2, #03-04, Singapore 408898 Automobile Megamart Phone: 6468 0082
  7. ok folks ! i always get these crappy nigerian scammers in my yahoo mail. not as if i am bothered by them but recently... i decided to 'play' with them... hehehe go check out the screenshots... will post when that craphead replies :smt003 the first and typical email from them... then my reply teehee... then she replied... hook, sink, bait and all :smt003 then i replied, with a bowl of popcorns on my lap and my wife laughing her arse off behind me... stay tuned folks !! :smt005
  8. Just to share, my friend got conned into buying discounted Oakley sunglasses online and I hope after reading this it would help to prevent others from getting conned. Some of you might receive links on your facebook and to be honest, they all look damn legit to me! here are some examples... don't be a victim. www.oakley2013-uk.com www.oakleyshopstore.com www.oakleyshop-sale.com http://www.online-oakleysale.com/
  9. This type of local news also can make it to CNN.. peekture got show Mediacorp HD5 somemore..
  10. Just to share : ) http://news.xin.msn.com/en/sci-tech/articl...umentid=4278362
  11. Yoyoyo bros, I put up my car for sale 2 days ago on sgcarmart as a direct seller then came this reply from someone called Etienne. He is willing to give u $2000 above market price but u must 1st transfer him $2000 before he will transfer money to u. This is his email as follows: Hello, I am interested in buying your car, but right now i have a pressing need.If everything turns out well then you will have a very nice reward plus the money for your car. I am a Captain with the UN troop in Iraq, and i have been here for some time now. During our weekly inspection on Oil companies, i got in contact with a Chief Security Detail to an Oil Firm who has already discovered an Oil Vessel which was not properly documented and my security crew impounded it. I have brokered a deal with an Oil Magnate who has bought the impounded product. Right now i am in possession of the Money which is 29.8million USD. Where i have a problem is how to secure this money because with my occupation as a uniformed officer i cannot be parading such an amount so i need a cover up (Helping hand) from you as the beneficiary of the fund with that i can send the money to you and instruct you on how to secure it for me. Please if you are interested in this deal inform me and i shall give you more details. Thanks, Capt. Paul Stehelin. I feel like replying him a short email F.U.C.* Y.O.U hahahaha
  12. April 7, 2008 Malaysian police arrest 7 in SMS scam PENANG - SEVEN men including a Taiwanese, who are believed to have fleeced numerous people of at least RM1 million (S$434,000) nationwide in SMS scams, have been arrested. The men, in their 30s and 40s, who were nabbed in Kuala Lumpur, are said to be behind a series of SMS scams reported in Johor, Selangor, Penang, Negri Sembilan and Perak. Sources said Bukit Aman police picked them up at the Sungai Wang Plaza shopping complex more than two weeks ago. It is believed that the Negri Sembilan and Johor police questioned them before sending them here on Saturday. Fourteen people here were cheated of about RM85,000 between March 1 and March 15 after being informed via SMS that they had won luxury cars and cash prizes. Six cases involving RM37,000 were reported to the George Town police while the other cases were reported in Balik Pulau, Bukit Mertajam and Butterworth. The victims were duped into believing that they had each won a car and also RM20,000 in the Petronas Super Car Craze Contest, which has since ended. The mode of operation of the syndicate, which had been active for some time, was to send an SMS to their victims asking them to call a mobile phone number. They were then told that they had won some prizes but were required to deposit some money into a bank account as administration fees in order to claim the prizes. Between RM1,000 and RM20,000 was banked in by the victims who realised that they had been cheated when the prizes failed to arrive after a week of waiting. Police have not ruled out the possibility that the syndicate could be behind variations of the scam using the name of companies such as Maxis and popular reality shows such as Akademi Fantasia. The suspects have been remanded by a magistrate's court. If convicted, they each face a 10-year jail term with possible caning. -- THE STAR/ANN http://www.straitstimes.com/Latest%2BNews/...ory_224746.html Boleh!
  13. Remember the Nigerian scammer posted back by one of MCF members? Now, i recieved this mail fram someone claiming to be from Paraguay..so yeah, time to have some fun since i am so damn free.. Original Mail
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