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Singapore police arrests 289 for scam

SINGAPORE (Xinhua) — Singaporean police arrested 289 suspects between 16 and 73 for scam offenses during an operation from March 15 to March 28, according to the latest statement from police.

The suspects were involved in over 1,400 scam cases, including investment scams, e-commerce scams, job scams, government official impersonation scams, and phishing scams.

Police said the victims lost over SGD9 million (USD6.68 million). The suspects were under investigation for cheating, money laundering, or providing payment services without a license.