Tricked into more than 5,000 yuan and collapsed, police officers came to save the victim's life
(Morning News) The victim of the job-hunting scam was notified by the police that he had been deceived of more than 5,000 yuan, which caused him to collapse. After the police realized that the victim was in a bad mood, they immediately came to check and saved his life.
The Singapore Police Force issued a statement on Saturday (November 19) that the Anti-Fraud Centre, CIMB International Bank, DBS Bank, HSBC, OCBC Bank, Standard Chartered and UOB launched a joint operation from November 14 to 17 to analyze the flow of funds in more than 90 bank accounts, which have appeared in reports of investment and job-hunting scams.
The Anti-Fraud Center is also working with seven major police stations and banks to contact victims who have transferred money to these accounts. During the four-day operation, more than 1,100 victims were contacted, and most of the victims realized they had been deceived after being alerted by the police.
According to the statement, the police successfully recovered more than 1.5 million yuan and prevented the victims from losing more than 5.1 million yuan that they may have suffered.
In one case, the police contacted a victim of a job search scam. When the victim realized that he had been deceived of more than 5,000 yuan, he suddenly broke down emotionally because he had borrowed the money from a friend. After the police noticed that the victim's mood was wrong on the phone, they immediately rushed to the victim's residence to check and prevent him from committing suicide in time.
The police reminded the public to beware of job advertisements on social media platforms or chat apps, as jobs that offer high commissions are often not real. The public should also avoid transferring money to accounts or virtual currency accounts of strangers.
In addition, high-return investments are high-risk and should be consulted with a licensed financial advisor before making any investment.
The police also reminded the public that you should deny others the use of your bank account or mobile phone number, and if it is involved, you will also be held legally responsible.