At least 1,200 phishing scams reported in SG since December as e-wallet con makes a comeback


The scammers would apply for e-wallets with information gathered from victims who received unsolicited calls on messaging applications such as WhatsApp, Viber and IMO, the police said in a media release. — Technology vector created by freepik - www.freepik.com

SINGAPORE: Since December last year, at least 1,200 cases of phishing scams have been reported, and a scam variant involving e-wallet applications has re-emerged, said the police on Thursday (Jan 13).

The scammers would apply for e-wallets with information gathered from victims who received unsolicited calls on messaging applications such as WhatsApp, Viber and IMO, the police said in a media release.

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