Student in S’pore loses over S$300K to scammers impersonating officials from China

There were 323 reported scam cases in the same period. — The Straits Times/ANN

SINGAPORE: A foreign student in Singapore lost more than S$300,000 (RM927,684) to scammers when he fell for a ruse that used an automated voice message purportedly from the Ministry of Health (MOH).

Following the instructions, Zhang (not his real name) ended up in a call with a person pretending to be an official in China who told him that he was involved in a transnational money laundering case.

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