Sunday, 16 September 2018
Scam alert: Singapore police warn of kidnap scams targeting China students
Police are warning of a kidnap scam involving Chinese national students in Singapore, where their parents are deceived into thinking that their children have been kidnapped and that a ransom must be paid to secure their release.
In a statement on Friday (14 September), police said that they have received several reports since January 2018 about the scam.
Police would also like to advise members of the public who receive unsolicited calls to do the following: don’t panic, don’t believe and don’t give.