Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Impersonation through facebook accounts

Police would like to remind the public to be vigilant against scammers who gained unauthorized access into Facebook accounts and impersonate the real account holders to ask their Facebook friends for loans or financial assistance to tide over unfortunate events. From January to February 2014, at least 6 cases had been reported of which more than $19 000 had been cheated. Members of public are reminded to adopt the following crime prevention measures to avoid falling victim to such scams:

i. Never transfer/remit money or give credit card or online account details before checking on the authenticity of the request and recipient.

ii. Alert the account holder when you receive messages of such nature. This will also assist you to check as to whether he/she is indeed facing difficulties.

iii. If you are unable to contact the account holder, check with his family members or other friends on his whereabouts before providing any form of assistance.

If you have any information related to this crime, please call the Police hotline at 1800-255 0000 or dial 999 for urgent Police assistance. Information can also be submitted online at www.spf.gov.sg/CrimeStopper. All information will be kept strictly confidential.

http://www.spf.gov.sg/CrimeStopper

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Jamie Yeo Impersonate - Michelle

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http://www.tagged.com/profile.html?uid=5462741101

This fake account was created a couple of years back and remained "quiet". The one and only photo she had uploaded obviously was Jamie Yeo, our Singapore celebrity. Doing a google search would show the photo.

Some girls are extremely low in confidence due to their looks and they would add celebrities' photos inside their social media profiles to "trick" guys into contacting them. However, this "Michelle" played fool and insisted the photo was her. It was obvious she was up to no good but we were really too busy to go on and find out her motive.

After getting exposed, "she" cleared her friend list and her only remaining friend was "Lynette W".

We are not sure if "Lynette W", created on October 4, 2013, is a real or fake profile. "She" does log into her profile but has not cleared her friend request. Scammers who have created a number of fake profiles in Tagged normally do not have time to work on the profiles.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Facebook Scam: IPhone Video - Rihanna and Chris Brown S xtape Leaked Today

"The Facebook post: "[iPhone VIDEO] Rihanna & Chris Brown S xtape Leaked Today," is a scam created to trick Facebook users into completing surveys, "liking" or sharing a fake Facebook website. The post promises Facebook users a leaked sex IPhone video of Rihanna and Chris Brown", only if they "like" or share the same website. But, there is no video."

"It is this fake Facebook website that the scammers want you to "like" or share, which will make it popular. Once the page is popular, these scammers can sell it to online marketers or other scammers. They will also make money from the surveys that are completed by gullible Facebook users who were tricked into completing them."

Source: onlinethreatalerts.com/

Please let your friend know if he/she has shared it!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Modelling Scams in Singapore

Becoming a model is many girls' dream. Isn't it good that people are paying you because you look good? It definitely makes you stand out from the rest of the common people. Besides, you will get quite a good pay!

However, not many models can really make it to the top. Many local models are simply doing freelance photo shoot and events.

Scammers start to take advantages of the desires of young girls online. Fake social media profiles, such as Facebook accounts, are created and the scammers start hunting for their preys.

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Which modelling job will require the client to touch the model?

We have no idea why scammers are doing this when they can pay for willing parties at Geylang and probably at cheaper rate that they have offered to the models online (if they are really paying). Perhaps, they find models more appealing?

We hope everyone would continue to warn model-wannabe friends of such scam. Note that this can and has probably been happening in all around the world.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Heather Chua Scam

A Facebook profile by the name of "Heather Chua" has become a sensation of the internet. The person behind the female account is a male who has been insulting many groups of people. We are quite disgusted by him for cheating photos from models by faking modelling jobs.

According to Yahoo:

Man, 22, under police probe for posting racist remarks under pseudonym ‘Heather Chua’

A 22-year-old man is under investigation by local police for a string of offensive remarks he allegedly posted under the fictitious name “Heather Chua” on Facebook.

In a statement issued on Friday, police said several members of the public have filed police reports against his posts, which angered many Internet users. The first, police said, was filed on 3 January this year.

Police said they determined the 22-year-old’s identity through “extensive investigations”. The man is now assisting police with their investigations.

Police warned also that any person found guilty of promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion or race, and carrying out acts that undermine harmony, can be jailed for up to three years and fined.

Using the moniker “Heather Chua”, the man allegedly posted comments insulting the work of National Servicemen, ITE graduates and Malays, among a series of other things. “Chua”’s posts, which were frequently geotagged to Sentosa Cove, ignited the ire of many Facebook users, prompting the efforts of some to track down who “she” was.

In a recent post, "Chua" told a lengthy story of a friend of hers from Raffles Girls' School who got married to an ITE graduate. "She" claimed that her friend's parents disapproved of their relationship "because of his poor family background and where he came from", adding that they did not attend her wedding while saying how "extremely disappointed in her" "she" was.

Several bloggers accused him of creating fake modelling events in a bid to trick aspiring models to send their portfolio pictures to him. They also said in various posts on Facebook that the photographs of luxury cars “Chua” posts on “her” Facebook profile contain digitally altered licence plates that do not exist on Singapore’s vehicle listings.

The female images used as “Chua”’s profile pictures were also allegedly stolen from Thai actress and blogger Pimpatchara Vajrasevee. The latter also previously took to her Instagram account to call “Chua” out for stealing her pictures, but she allegedly denied doing so in comments on Vajrasevee's pictures.

According to screengrabs of “Chua”’s account, “her” birthday is 25 July 1973, and listed the University of Phoenix, National University of Singapore, Temasek Junior College and Raffles Girls’ School among her places of education.

By Wednesday, the man’s Facebook profile had been taken down.

Related post: The Real Singapore

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Beware of Online Selling Scam from Foreign Countries

Recently, there is a growing number of advertisements from suspicious users posted in our local forums for sales of photography gears. The prices that they have offered are quite amazing and the items are new (the forums' sections are actually meant to be for sales of refurnished items). Their member accounts are also new.

When we tried to clarify with one of them, the person told us we had to make payment online while the actual item is located in foreign country.

As a matter of fact, parallel import goods may be cheaper than local ones, partly because of non-local warranty or lower tax; however, if the item cost less than 50% of local price, you should really beware of the catch.

As our local police force may not be able to deal with criminals in every foreign country, we advise everyone not to try luck in all the cheap offers. If it happens that you send the payment via online transfer and the seller does not mail the item over as promised, it may be beyond anyone's help.

Will you purchase electronic items via online from Kazakhstan or Pakistan?

If you have purchased items from such sellers and realised you have been conned, do post your encounter in the comment section below. Meanwhile do spread about this and encourage your friends many things are too good to be real.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Travel Agent Scam

From reader JC:

Hi Guys,
anyone know this freelance travel agent - Ms Kee Kim Noi? (aka Bambi Kee)

Ms Kee Kim Noi, who is a freelance travel agent, claimed that she has linkages with certain airlines and agents, helped several people to book air tickets or packages.

After she made the booking for us with Farmosa travel, she went missing with our money. As Farmosa travel did not receive any payment from her, the booking was cancelled. Ms Kee, apparently went missing with those money. Therefore, would like to see your help if anyone has come across this person or know anyone who has.

She will usually sell you air tickets or packages and asked you to transfer money to her bank account. After which, she will delay issuing the tickets or the tour packages until you give up and wanted to take back the money. Then, she will claimed that the money is delayed with her "agent" and the refund will keep dragging until you do not get a single cent from her.

Would like to connect with anyone who knows her or anyone who has friends who knows her so that we can go to the police together.