E-commerce phishing scams in S’pore cost victims at least S$764,000 (RM2.35mil)

Victims of such scams would typically receive phone calls from scammers impersonating staff from e-commerce marketplaces, claiming that issues with the victims’ accounts or payment discrepancies had been detected in their purchases. — Cards photo created by freepik - www.freepik.com

SINGAPORE: Phishing scam cases involving e-mails, text messages and phone calls from scammers impersonating e-commerce marketplace staff are on the rise, the Singapore Police Force warned on Tuesday (Oct 26).

At least S$764,000 (RM2.35mil) was lost in September to non-banking-related phishing scams, the police said in a statement.

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