SG woman lost S$17,000 she had saved for her wedding to a job scam

Iris (not her real name) came across an advertisement on Facebook for a part-time marketing gig and thought she could make some extra money for her big day. — NG SOR LUAN/The Straits Times/ANN

SINGAPORE: It took her two years to save up the S$17,000 (RM52,571) she needed for her wedding, and in just one day in September last year, she lost the money to a job scam.

Iris (not her real name), 34, had come across an advertisement on Facebook for a part-time marketing gig.

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