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Singapore, Malaysia police team up to cripple cross-border Internet love scam syndicates involved in 108 cases

SINGAPORE – A joint operation conducted in several Malaysian states last week yielded 27 arrested suspects believed to be involved in cross-border Internet love scam syndicates. The operation, which took place from Feb 6 to 8, was a joint effort between the Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID), Royal Malaysia Police, Singapore Police Force (SPF) and the Commercial Affairs Department (CAD). Among those arrested were 13 Nigerian nationals believed to have had a hand in 108 such love scams reported by victims in both Singapore and Malaysia. The victims’ total lossesRead More


Internet love scams up 65%, overall crime rate down 2.6% last year: Police Singapore

SINGAPORE – Love cheats on the Internet fooled their victims into parting with $24 million last year, although the overall crime rate went down by 2.6 per cent. In 2016, crimes in seven categories, such as violent or serious property crimes, housebreaking and related crimes, and theft and related crimes, registered a 30-year low, said the police at an annual crime briefing on Friday (Feb 10) morning. The number of violent or serious property crimes fell from 299 in 2015 to 248 in 2016, a decrease of 17.1 per cent,Read More