Thursday, 13 September 2018

Scam alert: Police issue advisory on lucky draw scams

The Singapore Police Force on Wednesday (Sep 12) warned the public to be wary of scams involving lucky draw winnings.

The police revealed in a news release that they had received at least 84 reports of lucky draw scams between October 2017 and July 2018.

The total amount cheated from the scams was about S$122,000, where the highest amount cheated was about S$34,400.

According to the police, the scammers' modus operandi involved making contact with a potential victim through the instant messaging application IMO.

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Exceptional people: 2 members of the public commended for helping detain suspects in upskirt video cases

Mr Wong Dong Hai receiving the Public Spiritedness Award from Head Operations, TransCom, SUPT Alan Wong. (Photo: Singapore Police Force)

Two members of the public were commended for their public-spiritedness in assisting the Singapore Police Force (SPF) in separate cases of insulting the modesty of a woman, SPF said in a news release on Wednesday (Sep 12).

In the first case, Mr Wong Dong Hai caught a man placing his mobile phone underneath a women's skirt at Bishan MRT Station.

In the second case, Mr Ng Jian Zuan caught a man in front of him at Braddell MRT Station placing his mobile phone underneath a woman's skirt.

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Bestsellers compiled 11 Sept 2018


1. (1) Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

2. (2) China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan

3. (3) Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan

4. (4) Origin by Dan Brown

5. (5) Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella

6. (7) Fugitive Six: Lorien Legacies Reborn by Pittacus Lore

7. (-) The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa

8. (-) The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson

9. (-) The Sun And Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

10. (10) Sea Of Strangers by Lang Leav


1. (2) This Is What Inequality Looks Like by Teo You Yenn

2. (1) The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson

3. (-) 21 Lessons For The 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari

4. (3) Retire Smart: Financial Planning Made Easy by Lorna Tan

5. (7) Sapiens: A Brief History Of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

6. (8) Asking Why by Ho Kwon Ping

7. (5) When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

8. (9) The Art Of War by Sun Tze

9. (4) The Art Of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli

10. (-) Homo Deus: A Brief History Of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari


1. (2) Geronimo Stilton #11: The Guardian Of The Realm by Geronimo Stilton

2. (1) The 104-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths

3. (-) Dog Man #5: Lord Of The Fleas by Dav Pilkey

4. (-) Dog Man #4: Dog Man And Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey

5. (5) Geronimo Stilton #69: Hug A Tree, Geronimo by Geronimo Stilton

6. (4) To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

7. (6) Dog Man by Dav Pilkey

8. (9) National Geographic Kids Almanac 2019 by National Geographic Kids

9. (7) The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

10. (-) Five Nights At Freddy's #3: Fourth Closet by Scott Cawthon

• This is The Straits Times' compilation of bestseller lists from Books Kinokuniya, Times, WHSmith and Popular bookstores.