More than 40 people have been duped in a scam involving online payments system PayPal, the Singapore Police Force said.
The victims had posted items for sale online, and were contacted by scammers posing as interested buyers, the police said. The scammers would then send fake emails purportedly from PayPal or reputable banks – designed to deceive the victims into believing they had been paid.
The scammers then requested the items to be shipped overseas and the victims were told to show proof of shipment before they would receive payment.
SPF advised members of the public always log in to your PayPal account to verify that payment has been made before shipping an item. Do not trust the email, even if it appears to be legitimate.
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