ANN/THE STRAITS TIMES – The Singapore police arrested 18 people and are investigating 21 others for suspected involvement in a government officials impersonation scam.
They are aged between 16 and 55. This came after an islandwide anti-scam enforcement operation between October 21 and November 6, the police said.
The police said they received a report about a victim who lost more than SGD90,000 through a government officials impersonation scam.
They investigated and found that the amount had been withdrawn from ATMs that same day after it went through a complex network of bank accounts.
The day before, the male victim received a call from a woman who claimed to be from DBS Bank. She alleged that someone tried to make three bank transfers from the victim’s DBS account to a UOB account.