Bollywood star Vidya Balan calls cops on scam Instagram account cheating people in her name

Between January 17 and 19, following the alert from the stylist, Vidya Balan learnt that someone had created a fake Instagram profile and a bogus e-mail ID, claiming that it belonged to her.

Singapore Police arrest 4 in concert ticket scam that claimed 583 victims and caused SGD 223,000 loss

These arrests were made following a joint operation conducted between January 31, 2024, and February 6, 2024, by the Commercial Affairs Department, seven Police Land Divisions, Carousell and the Government Technology Agency (GovTech).

Island-wide operation nets 411 scammers and money mules as police probe loss of over SGD 13 million

At least 411 people — 292 men and 119 women — are undergoing investigation for their alleged roles in various scams, which have resulted in the loss of more than SGD 13 million. The alleged scamsters are aged between 16 and 75 years. As per an official news release, more than 1,500 cases have been […]

Uri Actor Rakesh Bedi loses USD 1,020, scammed by fraudster posing as Army personnel

Veteran Bollywood actor Rakesh Bedi, who played the role of an intelligence officer from Pakistan in the highly acclaimed movie Uri: The Surgical Strike, fell prey to cyber fraud recently. It also left him with a loss of Rs 85,000 (USD 1,020). As per the complaint filed by the thespian, the fraudster introduced himself as […]

Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong targeted by deepfake interview promoting crypto-scam, after deepfake of DPM Wong

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is the latest high-profile target of scammers misusing the deepfake technology. This follows the deepfake of Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong and the fake Instagram account in the name of Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam. In an Instagram post yesterday signed ‘LHL’ — this signature indicates […]

Singapore: 79-year-old woman nearly loses S$260,000 to scammers posing as officials

A 79-year-old woman almost lost S$260,000 after being duped by two scammers, who posed as officials from the bank and police, but was saved by the SPF’s Anti-Scam Centre. Fortunately for her, a Standard Chartered bank staff, who worked in tandem with the ASC, flagged the transaction, effectively shutting down the scam before it could […]