Thursday, 16 May 2019
Warning: More than S$14,000 cheated from Instagram users in fake Lazada campaigns
There have been 14 reports of scams linked to fake Lazada campaigns on Instagram and at least S$14,000 have been lost to fraudsters, the police said.
The culprits would impersonate as the friends or followers of the Instagram users, telling them to sign up for campaigns by online shopping site Lazada to win money.
In a press release on Tuesday (May 14), the police alerted that common campaign names used include “Lazada Campaign”, “Lazada Raffle”, “Lazada Gift Money” and “Lazada Lucky Draw”.
They would ask the victims for their contact numbers, photos of their credit or debit cards as well as the one-time passwords from their bank accounts to carry out fraudulent transactions. The victims later realised that they were deceived after discovering unauthorised card transactions on their accounts.