- Aug 26, 2006
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OK, yeah.. Block his no. already.. I think I will just ignore.. So far no money in my account yet
Also, they also ask for phone no. only, nv ask for address.. I think he knows I won't return any money if he force transfer also.. So he going to ignore me..
I nv give my colleagues no. To them.. Only my mother and house phone. And my mother seldom use the phone so no problem on that side too.. I can just tell my mum it's a scam call.. So the only one they can harass is me..
UNLICENSED MONEYLENDING HARASSMENT
The total number of cases related to unlicensed moneylending (UML) increased by 21.1 per cent to 4,619 cases in 2018, up from 3,814 cases the year before.
Harassment cases by electronic means increased by 33.5 per cent to 3,719 cases last year, compared to 2,785 in 2017. These accounted for the majority of UML-related harassment cases in 2018.
Harassment cases involving damage to property decreased by 12.5 per cent to 900 cases in 2018, down from 1,029 cases in 2017.
"The police's enforcement efforts to disrupt UML syndicate operations, strong partnership with the community and the introduction of additional police cameras in neighbourhoods forced UML harassers to shift to non-damage and non-confrontational tactics, such as placing harassment notes in letterboxes," said the police.
File photo of handcuffs. (Photo: TODAY)
More victims are being harassed via SMS and social media platforms due to the increase in new communication platforms and smartphones. This makes it easier for UML harassers to target larger groups of people, police said.
There has also been a rise in cases involving foreign workers borrowing money from unlicensed moneylenders.
"The police have engaged maid employment agencies and businesses to educate foreign workers against borrowing from loansharks and to warn them of the severe consequences of getting involved in UML activities," police said.
Cases under the Computer Misuse Act include unauthorised access or transaction of an individual's online accounts, unauthorised purchases using credit or debit cards, and phishing emails that obtained sensitive personal information such as passwords and credit card details.
In 2018, there was a 40.3 per cent increase in such cases, from 858 cases in 2017 to 1,204 cases last year.
"The police would like to remind members of the public to safeguard their personal particulars and online credentials and to be wary of phishing emails or websites," the statement read.
"Credit and debit card holders are advised to opt for SMS one-time password (OTP) verification for charges to their cards, as well as a notification for any charges incurred."
Was just about to post the link.
Bro Jleague good morning.
How are you doing ?
Thanks to our bros here for their quick response to new victims.
With regards to loan scam, all is quiet.
With regards to the loans scam situation in Singapore, my heart pain to see so many new victims. Law enforcement and preventive measures need to triple step up.
after awhile, they use another number to message you. "Hi boss, today can support ?" and alot of weird number messaging to ask you to loan from them.