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Online shopping scam on Facebook.

A report from one of the staff at YourVoice Asia. Our staff member was taken in by a advert for a Drone on Facebook to which he ordered and awaited the delivery. This was the Video which is now been shown by several different companys on the internet. https://www.facebook.com/1138212613004831/videos/2030392770409123/?t=31 I recieved a email with the follow text the next day. You may contact us by simply replying to this email. Sincerely, Alex Smith Head Customer Support support@hyperstech.com After waiting 3 weeks I called and was told that it would take…

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Scam Singapore 

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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Singapore 

Community police walking, cycling to keep neighbourhoods safe

We see our boys in blue keeping Singapore’s street’s safe every day, but not much is known about what they go through on a daily basis. A series of photos posted on the Singapore Police Force – Recruitment Facebook page shows what Staff Sergeant (SSgt) Bryan Ang from the Serangoon Neighbourhood Police Centre (NPC) encounters on a typical day. According to SSgt Ang, NPC officers do 12-hour day and night shifts. The day shift begins at 7am, where officers gather for a briefing by the Team Leader for updates on…

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Paper stuffed in Woodlands lift landing wall; HDB says building structure, lift operation unaffected

SINGAPORE – Paper wrappers were found stuffed inside a wall at a Woodlands Housing Board block lift landing, raising concerns among some residents. A resident of Block 729 Woodlands Circle saw the wrapper exposed during renovation works and was worried about the block’s structural safety, Chinese language newspaper Shin Min Daily News reported on Saturday (Oct 20). The man, who did not wish to be named, said that paper was stuffed in a gap between the metal frame of the lift door and the wall in both the 10th and…

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Property Singapore 

URA move to cap shoebox units may lead to lower condo prices

Prices of private apartments and condominiums outside the central area may come under pressure with the Government’s move to reverse the trend of developers building more and more shoebox units, say market experts. The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) announced on Wednesday that it will cut the maximum number of units allowed in new private flat and condo developments outside the central area from early next year, in a bid to manage potential strains and stresses on infrastructure. The new guidelines will apply to new development applications for projects submitted on or after Jan 17…

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Scam Singapore 

Bank customers being targeted by phishing text messages: Police

SINGAPORE – Beware of messages asking you for details to “unlock” your bank account. Bank customers are the latest targets of phishing scams, the police said in a statement on Tuesday morning (Oct 2). Several reports on text messages targeting such users were received by the police between Sept 27 and 30, the statement said. Victims were deceived into providing their Internet banking details on phishing websites after responding to the messages. The messages claimed to be sent by the bank in order to “unlock” their banking accounts. A new…

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Singapore 

More families depending on long-term financial aid from Government to get by: MSF

SINGAPORE – Increasing numbers of seniors who cannot work due to old age or illness and a lack of family support are behind the steady increase in the number of families seeking long-term financial aid. There were 4,409 households on the government scheme run by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) in the 2017 financial year, up from 4,387 families in the preceding 12 months. The 2017 figure was 24 per cent more than the 3,568 families on the scheme in 2013. Social workers and sociologists told The…

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Marketing Adverts all sound very encouraging don’t they? But what has been your experience with High St banks.

You will read these statements like:  “Receive support and advice”  “Transform your business”  “RIGHT BY YOU” on the United Overseas Bank’s Singapore division website . Sounds very encouraging doesn’t it? But, does the UOB Bank really take pride in caring for the local people and business community or does their marketing and business assessment strategy leave some high and dry instead of swimming in the happy service they so confidently portray on their website? The shocking truth about their assessment system with the new accounts may be a real cause…

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Grab Singapore Uber 

Grab, Uber fined a combined $13 million by competition watchdog for March merger

SINGAPORE – Singapore’s competition watchdog on Monday (Sept 24) fined ride-hailing firms Grab and Uber a combined $13 million for their merger in March, which saw the sale of Uber’s South-east Asian business to Grab for a 27.5 per cent stake in Grab. Grab was fined about $6.4 million while Uber was fined about $6.58 million by the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS). In a statement, the CCCS reiterated its decision that the deal between the two firms had reduced competition in the ride-hailing scene and said it…

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Singapore blackout: More than 146,000 customers affected islandwide; EMA investigating

SINGAPORE: The Energy Market Authority of Singapore (EMA) is investigating the blackout that hit multiple estates across Singapore early on Tuesday (Sep 18). “Electricity supply to several areas was disrupted at 0118 hours and has been fully restored on 18 September at 0156 hours,” it said in a statement soon after the blackout. “The cause of the supply disruption is being investigated. The Energy Market Authority takes a serious view of disruptions to Singapore’s electricity supply.” image: data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw== Apartments at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 are shrouded in darkness during the blackout. (Photo: Channel…

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