Accident Singapore Singapore Police 

2-year-old boy survives fall from 11th-floor Sengkang flat – possibly saved by his diapers

SINGAPORE – A two-year-old boy, who survived an 11-storey fall from a Sengkang Housing Board block on Sunday (Nov 25) morning, was possibly saved by his diapers. The diapers reportedly caught on a clothes rack while he fell, cushioning his fall. The boy, who was found by residents lying on a grass patch at the foot of Block 182A Rivervale Crescent at around 10am, was rushed to KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) where he was reported to be in stable condition on Sunday night. When contacted for update on the boy on…

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News Singapore Singapore Police 

Public advised not to fall for porn scam, to cover computer cameras when not in use: Police

SINGAPORE – Imagine receiving an e-mail from a person who claims he has screenshots of you watching pornographic materials, and threatening to expose you to your friends and family unless you pay money. The police said on Monday (Oct 29) that they have received more than 15 reports of such scams since September this year. The e-mails would either come from unknown accounts or accounts that resembled those of the victims’. In all cases, they demanded that the victims pay a ransom in the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. In some cases, victims…

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Scam Singapore Singapore Police 

Man charged over VIP haj tour scam that cheated over 80 people of $100k

SINGAPORE – A Singaporean man, who allegedly cheated more than 80 people of nearly $100,000 in a haj pilgrimage tour scam, was charged in court on Friday (Aug 17). Fahrorazi Sohoi, 47, who runs a local tour agency, is alleged to have told a customer that for $1,550, he could organise the pilgrimage for him, and for him to do so as a VIP, at the invitation of the Saudi Arabian Embassy, according to court documents. Earlier reports had said that Fahrorazi’s alleged victims were supposed to depart for the…

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Singapore Singapore Police 

4 arrested at Far East Plaza over sale of fake luxury goods

SINGAPORE: Three women and a man were arrested at Far East Plaza on Sunday (May 27) after they were suspected of selling fake luxury goods. In a news release, police said the suspects – aged between 25 and 48 – were arrested in simultaneous raids conducted at four stores in a mall along Scotts Road. More than 600 pieces of trademark-infringing goods such as clothes, bags and shoes with an estimated street value of S$77,000 were seized. Investigations against the suspects are ongoing, authorities said. Those found guilty of selling…

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Singapore Singapore Police 

Home Team launches simulation centre to train commanders in handling large-scale emergencies

A new Home Team Simulation Centre that trains commanders in incident management and operational decision-making was launched by Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam on Monday (May 21). SINGAPORE: A new Home Team Simulation Centre that trains commanders in incident management and operational decision-making was launched by Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam on Monday (May 21). The centre houses a system that simulates emergency and crisis scenarios in a mock command centre through 3D representations of real scenarios. “The simulation will get the officers in-sync, and give…

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Singapore Singapore Police Tampines 

Married couple dead following dispute in Tampines

SINGAPORE: A woman was found dead at the foot of a condominium in Tampines in the early hours of Tuesday (May 1) morning, while her husband later died from injuries in the hospital. Police said they were alerted to a case of dispute at 5.55am at Q Bay Residences, where a 35-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. A 35-year-old man was also found injured with multiple wounds in a unit, said the Singapore Civil Defence Force. He was semi-conscious when taken to Changi General Hospital where he eventually succumbed to his injuries, said the police.…

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Singapore Singapore Police 

Police national serviceman to be charged for submitting false claims

SINGAPORE: A 36-year-old police national serviceman will be charged in court on Tuesday (Apr 3) for submitting claims for days of In-Camp Training (ICT) that he did not attend. The false claims were discovered on Nov 9 last year, said the police in a news release on Monday. The man had submitted claims for attending ICT, even though he did not complete the duration of the training. He had also falsely claimed that during the period of his ICT, he was employed by a company that he was, in fact,…

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Facebook Singapore Singapore Police 

Faceboook chat led to online ‘tax’ scam that cost woman $3k

SINGAPORE – Just three days after chatting with a stranger on Facebook, Ms Tan (not her real name) gave him her home address in Singapore. Claiming to be a 35-year-old ethnic Chinese engineer born in Singapore but based in the US, he told her he was sending her a pair of shoes as a present. He also called her on the mobile phone through Facebook. After a few days, he said instead of the shoes, he will be sending her a box that includes phones, a laptop, gold bars, and…

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Singapore Singapore ICA Singapore Police Vietnam 

ICA investigators bust elaborate web of sham marriages involving six couples

(Clockwise from top left) Nguyen Thi Kim Pha, Ho Thi Be Ba, Choy Yong Hui Elvison, Wong Kean Mun, Chan Teng Seng, Kang Ah Hock, Adrian Kin Zheng Keat, Liu Jianwei Andrew, Vo Thi Ngoc Thao and Nguyen Thi Bich Dan.PHOTOS: ICA SINGAPORE – A Singaporean “groom” would be flown to Vietnam for a wedding photo shoot with his Vietnamese “bride” as part of a ruse to make their “marriage” look genuine,. In some instances, the “groom” was told to meet the “bride” at the Singapore airport in case there…

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DBS News Scam Singapore Police Travel 

Beware of fake Singapore Airlines, DBS phishing websites: Police

SINGAPORE – If you receive e-mails from DBS Bank or Singapore Airlines asking you for your personal information and credit card details, be on your guard as they may well be a phishing attempt, the police said in an advisory on Wednesday (Dec 20). The police have received several reports where victims say they were cheated into giving up such information after responding to these e-mails. The victims found later that their credit cards had been used to make unauthorised transactions in foreign currencies. The phishing attempt goes like this: The…

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