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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 Police Singapore Sex Scam 

3 men arrested for credit-for-sex scams

SINGAPORE: Three men have been arrested for helping a foreign scam syndicate carry out credit-for-sex scams in Singapore, police said on Monday. The Singapore Police Force (SPF) said it received at least 269 reports of such scams in the first five months of the year. Victims in these cases lost more than S$762,000 in total. In these scams, fraudsters would pose as attractive women to befriend victims through social media platforms such as WeChat. They would then ask their victims to buy online shopping credits or gift cards at AXS…

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US shuts down sex trafficking ring targeting Thai women

US prosecutors say they have shut down an international sex trafficking ring in an operation stretching from Thailand to the US. Twelve Thai nationals and five Americans were charged with illegally transporting hundreds of women from Thailand.¬†Their victims were forced to work as prostitutes across the US. A US lawyer said the ring promised poor women a bright future, then “forced them to live a nightmare”. The women were driven into prostitution in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington DC, and other cities, to pay off “bondage debts” of between $40,000 and…

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