CRIME PREVENTION blog

CITIZENS ON PATROL COMMUNITY
SINGAPORE 


2020 AUGUST




CRIME PREVENTION AND AWARENESS ADVISORIES

7> AUGUST 21, 2020

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<E-commerce Scams | Scam Prevention Advisory>
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E-commerce scam is one of the Top 5 scams in Singapore and is becoming a rising concern. Scammers have evolved to be more sophisticated in the cyberspace to exploit more people and evading the enforcement authorities.
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The basic principle to avoid becoming an e-commerce victim is never believe if the offer seems to good to be true. Always spend time to do a thorough background research when making a purchase decision. And never ever do direct bank transfers to unknown sellers out of any online platforms, especially for high value items.
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We have compiled a comprehensive list of prevention measures on how to avoid being a victim of e-commerce scams. Find out more at: https://www.copcommunitysg.com/e-commerce-scams.html
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Share this post to educate your family, friends and colleagues to avoid being a victim of e-commerce scams.
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6> AUGUST 7, 2020

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<Citizens on Patrol | An SPF Volunteer Network>

To our new Fans and Followers who recently Liked/ Followed our Facebook page, find out more on what Citizens on Patrol do: https://www.copcommunitysg.com/citizens-on-patrol-singapore…
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Thank you to our wonderful supporters who has continued to stay on and support us.
Wishing everyone a blessed Happy National Day long weekend.
Stay safe, healthy and happy!
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5> AUGUST 7, 2020

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<Outrage of Modesty/ Molestation | Crime Prevention Advisory>
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Perpetrators find opportunities to strike anywhere and anytime; in the cover of a crowd or at secluded places. Molestation is a crime. Never remain silent and let the perpetrator get away.
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Educate your loved ones. Watch SPF Advisory Videos and find out more on how to protect your loved ones to avoid being a victim of such crimes: https://www.copcommunitysg.com/molestation-crime-prevention…
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4> AUGUST 7, 2020

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<Unlicensed Moneylending | Crime Prevention Advisory>
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Borrowing from unlicensed money lenders / loansharks is a path that everyone should avoid taking. Opening up a door to them is the beginning of a nightmare of endless fear, mental torment and shame. Lives can be at stake too.
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If you suspect an on-going or impending loan shark harrassment in your neighbourhood, help report to the Police.
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Find out how to spot a suspected harrassment and watch our compilation of selected Crimewatch videos / SPF crime prevention advisories at:
https://www.copcommunitysg.com/unlicensed-money-lending-cri…
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Kudos to our nation protectors:
https://www.straitstimes.com/…/247-people-arrested-for-alle….
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3> AUGUST 6, 2020

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<Internet Love Scams - Prevention Advisory>
The 'more apparent' internet love scams goes as far back to 2011 where it seemingly originated from the Nigerian love scam syndicate. Some of the internet love scam modus operandi has remained current.
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More tips on how to detect a suspected online love scammer at: https://www.copcommunitysg.com/internet-love-scam.html
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2> AUGUST 3, 2020

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Singapore may be one of the safest cities in the world, but low crime does not mean no crime. If a valuable item means a lot to you, don't lose it by leaving it unattended at public places.
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Honesty is the best policy. Finding someone else’s valuables, keeping them in possession and not returning them would be committing the offence of dishonest misappropriation of property.
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Find out more on SPF's self-help kiosk to return Found Property at:
https://www.copcommunitysg.com/dishonest-misappropriation-o…
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1> AUGUST 1, 2020

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<Loan Scams | Scam Prevention Advisory>
REMINDER:
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LICENSED MONEYLENDERS WILL NEVER:
- 'Advertise' over SMS, Whatsapp & social media
- Make unsolicited phone calls to offer loans
- 'Interview' and offer 'instant approvals' over phone/ email
- Ask for your personal details (i.e. NRIC & address), bank account- and Singpass- details
- Make borrowers sign into 'fake' loan agreements
- Use threats and fear tactics towards borrowers who are unable to pay off loans
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More tips on how to spot a loan scam and avoid being a victim of loan scams at: https://www.copcommunitysg.com/loan-scams.html
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Share this post to educate your family, friends and colleagues to avoid being a victim of loan scams and unlicensed moneylending.
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Visit and bookmark our website to be on an alert, to avoid being a victim of crime and to learn life saving emergency tips:
https://www.copcommunitysg.com
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