Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Scam warning: 40 victims in Singapore duped in PayPal scam

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.


Could honey prevent heart attacks?

A natural sugar found in honey could prevent heart attacks, new research suggests.

The sugar, known as trehalose, activates a protein that causes immune cells to remove fatty plaque from arteries, the study found. Trehalose is also found in mushrooms, lobsters and prawns.

Trehalose was found to reduce the size of plaque in mice by around 30 percent.

Plaque builds up inside the arteries in a condition known as atherosclerosis. This causes the arteries to harden and become less elastic, putting people at risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and even heart attacks.


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