75-year-old in SG lost S$1mil in China officials impersonation scam


Madam Fong is one of 109 victims who have fallen prey to this scam variant since January this year and at least S$14.6mil (RM46.20mil) has been lost in that time. — Photo by Dan Dennis on Unsplash

SINGAPORE: Within two months of her first phone call with the scammers, S$1mil (RM3.16mil) had been drained from her Central Provident Fund (CPF) account and sent to multiple bank accounts both in Singapore and abroad.

Madam Fong (not her real name), 75, said that for eight weeks, the scammers would call her three times a day when her husband was at work and later even delivered a mobile phone to her home to video call her on video conferencing platform TeamLink.

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