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Syndicate involved in Internet love scams worth nearly $20 million crippled in joint international operation

SINGAPORE – A syndicate involved in almost $20 million worth of Internet love scam was crippled in a joint international operation involving officers from Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. Eight Internet love scam cases reported in Singapore, involving at least $450,000 dollars, were solved as a result of the joint operation. The operation was carried out in Malaysia between Friday and Sunday, the Singapore Police Force said in a statement on Monday (Oct 22). Sixteen Malaysians, two Nigerian men and one woman from China were arrested for their suspected involvement in…

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Hong Kong News Scam 

Manager at Hong Kong finance firm loses HK$14 million to man she never met in eight-year online love scam

A financial professional has become Hong Kong’s biggest victim of internet romance scams, losing HK$14 million (US$1.8 million) to a con artist she had an online relationship with for eight years, police sources revealed, amid a surge in such cases this year. Online romance scammers duped 119 Hongkongers to the tune of HK$75.9 million in total in the first three months of this year, five times more than the amount for the same period last year. A police source described the eight-year con as the longest-lasting online love scam in…

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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 losses…

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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,…

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