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Here's a look at the news highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Saturday (May 21, 2022)
Since the start of the year, at least 149 people have fallen prey to a scam involving spoofed work emails, with losses amounting to at least S$70.8mil (RM225.24mil).
At least 66 people have fallen prey to scammers impersonating staff from ecommerce marketplaces since January this year, losing at least S$466,000 (RM1.48mil) in total.
THE Straits Times launched its Stop Scams microsite, which features stories on scams including first-hand accounts by victims, trends in scams, how international syndicates operate, and advice by experts on what to do if one has lost money to scammers.
Single father Billy Price was already struggling to make ends meet before someone broke into his Michigan storage unit, stole his identity and ruined his credit.
PETALING JAYA: The public are outraged over another alleged data leak containing the information of 22.5 million Malaysians born between 1940 and 2004, stolen from the National Registration Department (NRD).
Here's a look at the news highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Thursday (May 19, 2022)
PORT DICKSON: A 46-year-old administrative assistant lost more than RM38,000 after being duped by an individual claiming to be an employee of a courier company and a bogus cop in a phone scam.
A new kind of tech support scam has emerged, involving the impersonation of fintech company PayPal, said the Singapore police on May 18.