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Thailand seeks to extradite Singaporeans in Eagle Gates share-trading scam

BANGKOK (THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – Thailand’s Department of Special Investigation (DSI) is seeking to extradite four Singaporeans on the charge of deceiving around 250 victims to trade in a fake firm and lose some 235 million Thai baht (S$9.8 million), a deputy DSI chief said. Police Colonel Songsak Raksaksakul, deputy DSI director-general, said the department is seeking co-operation from Singapore to extradite the four alleged masterminds of the Eagle Gates share-trading scam. Mr Songsak said DSI officers on Wednesday (Aug 22) obtained the Criminal Court’s approval to extend the…

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Singapore police recover S$27 million linked to China Ponzi scheme Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/ezubao-singapore-china-ponzi-scam-money-recovered-police-10636366

SINGAPORE: Singapore police said on Tuesday (Aug 21) they have recovered more than S$27 million linked to one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in China, which saw 1.15 million investors cheated out of 38 billion yuan (S$7 billion). Ezubao, once China’s biggest peer-to-peer lending platform, folded in 2016 after it turned out to be an online scam that concocted fake projects to attract investment and pocketed funds instead of passing them to borrowers to generate returns. In May that year, the Singapore police’s Commercial Affairs Department assisted Chinese authorities during their investigation into the scam by conducting asset…

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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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Indonesia Jakarta Scam 

Mecca tour scam lands high-profile Indonesian couple in prison

JAKARTA — A high-profile Indonesian husband and wife have been sentenced to prison for swindling more than 60,000 Muslims out of about $65 million with a scam centered on pilgrimages to Mecca. A court outside Jakarta on Wednesday handed down a 20-year sentence to Andika Surachman and an 18-year term to his Muslim fashion designer wife, Anniesa Hasibuan. Her sister, Kiki Hasibuan, was sentenced to 15 years over the same scam. “The defendants … are proven guilty of committing [a] perpetual scam and money laundering,” judges at the court in the…

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Scam Singapore 

Man arrested for online hotel booking scam; victims cheated of at least $3,000

SINGAPORE – A 26-year-old man has been arrested for an alleged series of hotel booking scams totalling $3,000, said the police on Wednesday (March 21). Several police reports were made between March 16 and 20 by victims of the scam, who said they were cheated by an online seller. According to the victims, the seller had advertised attractive hotel room reservation deals on online platforms, and became uncontactable after payments were made. At least $3,000 was cheated from the victims, said police. The man was arrested on Tuesday. Investigations are…

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Ex-City Harvest Church leader Chew Eng Han charged with leaving Singapore unlawfully

Chew Eng Han, who was due to begin his jail term on Feb 22, was arrested at sea along with another man who was piloting the boat on Feb 21, 2018.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN SINGAPORE – Former City Harvest Church leader Chew Eng Han was charged on Thursday (Feb 22) with leaving Singapore unlawfully, a day after his escape attempt by boat was foiled. The ex-church fund manager was nabbed at sea on Wednesday morning while trying to leave Singapore illegally by boat. Chew, 57, was due to begin his jail term of…

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Scam Singapore 

Parrot Man’ spotted in Geylang Serai soliciting funds for Tan Tock Seng Hospital ‘cancer research

Zeng Guoyuan, better known as Parrot Man, collecting donations at the Geylang Serai market on Thursday (Feb 15)  morning. (Photo: Chew Hui Min)  SINGAPORE: Days after Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) issued a warning on a scam where people have been asked to donate to a “TTSH cancer research fund”, a man was spotted at Geylang Serai market soliciting donations for the cause. The man, who identified himself as Zeng Guoyuan, was seen approaching diners for donations at the hawker centre at the market at about 10am on Thursday (Feb 15). He wore signs on…

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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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News Scam Singapore 

Tan Tock Seng Hospital warns of cancer research fund donation scam

SINGAPORE: Tan Tock Seng Hospital has issued a warning about a scam involving donations to a hospital cancer research fund. In a Facebook post on Monday (Feb 12), the hospital said that a few members of the public were approached to donate to a Tan Tock Seng Hospital cancer research fund. The hospital clarified that this is a scam and that the authorities have been informed. “We advise you not to engage such individuals if you encounter them in public and inform the police,” read the post. Channel NewsAsia has…

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Asia Indonesia International Refund Association Scam Singapore 

(Update Jan 2018) Investors cry foul over tree investments gone wrong – Strait Times post

International Refund Association (IRA) have contacted us  at Your Voice Asia with regards  Tropical Forestry Investments as well as the list of other companies below: TROPICAL FORESTY VENTURES ARGAWOOD INVESTMENT TROPICAL FORESTY ASSET MANAGEMENT See below a article published in February of 2017 which shows Singapore individuals were targeted for investments ranging from $5,000 to $60,000 sgd. If you invested in this or any of the companies above please complete the form below as we have some important update for you form International Refund Association. Aquilaria trees are prized for agarwood or…

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