At least S$18.8 million has fallen into the hands of people impersonating China officials as the number of such scams continued to surge this year, despite the authorities’ efforts to tackle the scourge.
In an advisory on Friday (Dec 13), the police said that between January and November of this year, at least 401 reports on such scams have been made.
This came despite several advisories from the police who had put up anti-scam posters across the island to warn the public about the scourge. The police had also set up an Anti-Scam Centre in June as scam cases had been on the rise.
In their latest advisory, the police said that the scams typically involve scammers who would impersonate as staff members from courier companies, telecommunication service providers, or officers from government organisations.
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