Using supermarket “elderly discounts” as bait, fake websites cheat senior citizens’ entrance fees
Published by Lianhe Zaobao on January 14, 2021 3:30 AM
The victims all realized that they were deceived after registering as a member and paying the membership fee, only to find that they had not received any email notification.
The scammers targeted the elderly, set up a fake website “Senior Privileges” and provided a fake membership system, so that the registered seniors could think that they could shop at a low price, but they did not realize that it was a trap of scammers.
The police issued a statement yesterday (January 13) to remind the public not to be fooled. Victims may learn about the membership system of “Senior Advantage” through online advertisements or email advertisements. If they click on the link attached to the advertisement, the victim will be taken to a fake website. The membership system provided by these websites uses the bait that only the elderly can register as a member, attracting them to think that after registering as a member, they can get special discount prices from supermarkets, restaurants and other retail stores. However, the website is not associated with the supermarkets, restaurants, and retail stores.
The victims all realized that they were deceived after registering as a member and paying the membership fee, only to find that they had not received any email notification. The police also pointed out that some victims found themselves fooled after searching the company’s information online.
According to the screenshot of the “Senior Discount” website attached to the statement, the website slogans “Almost all Singapore stores can save 70% of the cost” and the trademarks of Giant supermarket and NTUC FairPrice are attached. , It is easy to make people think that they can enjoy discounts in these big supermarkets, and believe that they can register as a member.
The police reminded that the public should be more vigilant when clicking on links in “unsolicited” advertisements, especially those who seem “too much better”. In addition, the public must also confirm the authenticity of the information from the resources on the official website and should immediately notify the payment service provider when encountering any fraudulent transactions.
To learn more about anti-fraud information, the public can go online or call the anti-fraud hotline 1800-722-6688 or go to the website or dial 1800-255-0000 to provide clues about fraud. The public can also register to join the “Spot the signs. Stop the crimes.” campaign to prevent fraud cases and avoid becoming the next victim.
来自 / 联合早报 发布 / 2021年1月14日 3:30 AM
若要了解更多防诈骗资讯，公众可上网或拨打反诈骗热线1800-722-6688，也可以到网站或拨打1800-255-0000提供骗案的线索。公众也可注册加入“识破骗局，制止犯罪”（Spot the signs. Stop the crimes. ） 运动，一起防范诈骗案件，避免成为下一个受害者。
$2 to buy a mobile phones
Translate from Lianhe Zaobao Dated 2019年6月26日 3:30 AM
The report claims that the mobile phone giant is running an online promotion, and the public can snap up a brand-new phone by simply filling in the email address and paying $2.
The report even interviewed “lucky winner” who claimed that they had received a new phone after paying $2.
Wu Chao Qun,45, an internal auditor, was one of the readers who reported the matter to this newspaper. As he browsed the Facebook last Thursday, he saw such paid promotional posts with a sensational headline claiming that the public could buy mobile phones at low prices.
“I clicked on it and read it, and I was surprised to see the article using the sign of the “Lianhe Zaobao” Post. Although the content of the article is fake at first glance, I am still worried that some elderly people will be convinced because they see the logo of the “Lianhe Zaobao”.
Another member of the public, Chen Shun Zhong (taxi driver), was nearly fooled. He said he was curious to try when he visited a similar site on Friday (21st) because it appeared to quote the “Lianhe Zaobao”.
After he entered the promotion page, he filled in the credit card details, which went on to show an IQ test questions. Chen Shun Zhong founded something wrong, hastened to contact the bank, write off the existing credit card. Fortunately, the bank confirmed after enquiries that there were no suspicious transactions on the credit card, but for security reasons, he was still processed for a new card.
Chen Shun Zhong said that he read the “Lianhe Zaobao” every day, and that the newspaper didn’t send out similar news, so he was able to confirm that the article on the website was false.
The “Lianhe Zaobao” is a newspaper owned by Singapore Press Holdings, Chinese Media Group. The Group was informed about this about two weeks ago and has so far received reports from about 10 readers. zaobao.sg also warned the public not to be fooled through its Facebook pages on the 11th and 23rd of this month.
The post read: “We have recently received a reader’s notice that we have seen articles and advertisements with the logo of the “Lianhe Zaobao” on Facebook. The “Lianhe Zaobao” or zaobao.sg have not authorized the logo on these sites, imploring readers not to believe it or not to click.
来自 / 联合早报 发布 / 2019年6月26日 3:30 AM
Adidas free shoes scam
Adidas is offering 3,100 pairs of shoes and free t-shirts to celebrate its 96th anniversary *. Hurry up!Get your free pair of shoes: http://www.adidas.us-gift.club?invite
IKEA Singapore warns of scam messages offering free vouchers
The messages, which contain bad spelling and grammatical errors.
Online survey promising $500 in supermarket vouchers a scam: NTUC FairPrice
Published by Straits Times Dated JUL 13, 2016, 5:04 PM SGT
FairPrice is celebrating its 45th anniversary and giving away free vouchers worth S$350. I just received mine free voucher
NTUC FairPrice has warned of a phishing scam that promises to give away $500 in vouchers to consumers who fill in an online survey.
The online survey, which uses NTUC FairPrice’s logo, tells participants that they will get $500 of FairPrice shopping vouchers if they answer questions about their shopping habits then forward the link to 10 other contacts.
They are then asked to fill in their personal details. It has been circulating online and on WhatsApp.
“Please note that this is not created or endorsed by FairPrice and we advise our customers to be wary of such campaigns,” NTUC said in a Facebook post on Tuesday (July 12).
Similar scams have been seen in the past, with one promising $500 in Ikea vouchers last year.
For more information, customers can call FairPrice’s customer relations hotline on 6552-2722.
BEWARE! STARBUCKS GIFT CARD SCAM!
Published on Starbucks Facebook on 19 Oct 2011
Starbucks is giving FREE $70 Gift Card to celebrate its 47th anniversary, Go here to get yours: “http://www.starɓucks.com/rewards” Enjoy !.
Often receive online promotion, but not sure whether true or not.
There are few things you can check on
1: Go to any search engines and find the promotion key word, if any promotion or scam should be listed.
2: Go to the merchant’s website or Facebook to check, if there is any promotion, normally should show on their home page
3: Take a closer look on the URL provided, the scam works by using a link which appears almost identical to the merchant’s legitimate website, but with one small difference.
The fake URL with a special character of ɓ. This ɓ is not b. Be careful!
Starbucks home page: http://www.starbucks.com.sg/
But the link provided is http://www.starɓucks.com/rewards
4: Please protect yourself by not sharing your personal information or clicking on any suspicious links. Do spread the word to your friends so they are aware.