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CITIZENS ON PATROL COMMUNITY
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2020 JULY




CRIME PREVENTION AND AWARENESS ADVISORIES

7> JULY 31, 2020

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6> JULY 29, 2020

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<Educational Post | Life Saving Skills>

FIRE PREVENTION TIPS FOR HOMES
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Yet another piece of fire news. Many home fires can be prevented if we choose to adopt simple fire prevention practices as a good habit.
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Some fire prevention tips at:
https://www.copcommunitysg.com/fire-prevention.html
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Educate or share with your loved ones and friends.
This post may save your life and others.
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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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5> JULY 29, 2020

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<Invitation to Join Citizens on Patrol>
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Calling out to residents living in Punggol - Punggol NPC invites you to join other passionate volunteers for Citizens on Patrol.
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Learn about what COPs do at:
https://www.copcommunitysg.com/citizens-on-patrol-singapore…
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TO SIGN UP:
Visit Singapore Police Force's website and sign up with the link at the bottom of SPF's Community Volunteer page on Citizens on Patrol at:
https://www.police.gov.sg/…/Communit…/Citizens-on-Patrol-COP
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Contact your Neighbourhood Police Centre for more information.
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Welcoming you to the COP Family!
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4> JULY 28, 2020

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<Educational Post | SGSecure>
Stay Alert. Stay United. Stay Strong.
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The SGSecure movement is Singapore’s community response to the threat of terror. It aims to sensitise, train and mobilise residents to prevent and deal with a terror attack. It encourages building of community resilience, and empowers the involvement of people from all walks of life to come together to safeguard Singapore and our way of life.
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*What is SGSecure?
*How can we play a role in keeping Singapore Safe and Secure?
*How do we respond in a surprise terror attack?
*What do we do after a terror attack?
*How to sign up as an SGSecure Responder?
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Find out more at: https://www.copcommunitysg.com/sgsecure-anti-terrorism.html
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The terrorist threat is real. Being equipped with knowledge and being prepared could save lives. Share this post with your family, friends and colleagues.
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BE PREPARED. OUR RESPONSE MATTERS.
NOT IF, BUT WHEN.
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3> JULY 27, 2020

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<How to Identify A Licensed and Unlicensed Money Lender (LMLs vs UMLs) | Crime Prevention & Awareness>
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Unlicensed Moneylenders (UML) MODUS OPERANDI/ METHODS
They:
- '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
- Some have been impersonating as real licensed money lenders to deceive victims
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HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF
Licensed Moneylenders are NOT allowed to solicit businesses using phone calls, SMS, Whatsapp and social media platforms.
- Beware of UMLs impersonating as real licensed moneylenders. They have been reported to use real licensed moneylenders company names and addresses to deceive potential borrowers who become their victims
- If you receive unsolicited phone calls or messages via SMS/ Whatsapp/ social media platforms offering financial loans - IGNORE, REPORT and BLOCK them
- No matter how attractive the offer may look - IGNORE, REPORT and BLOCK
- It is best to NEVER respond to such calls or messages
- If there is a need to borrow from genuine licensed moneylenders, visit Ministry of Law's website: https://rom.mlaw.gov.sg/…/list-of-licensed-moneylenders-in…/
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Share this post to educate your family, friends and collegues on the differences between a LML and an UML. Do not let them be a victim of UML. For those who has domestic helpers at home, please educate the same.
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More UML crime prevention tips at:
https://www.copcommunitysg.com/unlicensed-money-lending-cri…
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To provide any information related to UML activities:
- For non-urgent enquiries & services, submit via #SingaporePoliceForce's e-services at: https://eservices.police.gov.sg/homepage OR
- For information on criminal activities, submit via #SingaporePoliceForce's i-Witness at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness OR
- Walk-in to your nearest neighbourhood police post to lodge a police report
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For urgent Police assistance, please dial 999.
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If you know or suspect someone involved in UML activities:
- Call the National Crime Prevention Council’s X-Ah Long hotline: 1800-924-5664
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To seek scam-related advice:
- Call the National Crime Prevention Council’s anti-scam helpline: 1800-722-6688 or
- Read real life loan scam stories at: https://www.scamalert.sg/scam-details/loan-scam
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To stay vigilant, to avoid being a victim of crime and to receive life saving skills tips:
Visit and bookmark our website :
https://www.copcommunitysg.com/
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2> JULY 25, 2020

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<Ministry of Law (MinLaw) Impersonation Scam Alert Advisory>
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Reminder: Avoid picking up any unsolicited and unexpected calls from any strangers/ unknown numbers. Use the phone Report and Block function.
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Never give away:
- Personal details (NRIC, address, date of birth),
- Bank/ financial details (bank account and/ or credit card details)
- Login ID details (Singpass),
- Passwords / PIN codes,
- OTP codes
Scammers use it to steal your identity and gain access to your bank accounts.
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Minlaw advisory:
https://www.facebook.com/425106448078044/posts/617015012220519/?d=n
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More on scam prevention tips at:
https://www.copcommunitysg.com/scam-alert-prevention-tips.h…
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1> JULY 23, 2020

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<Scam Prevention and Scam Alert Reminder>

Scammers never stop. They will keep trying until someone believes in their 'stories' and become their victim. Prevention list on how to avoid becoming a victim of scams at: https://bit.ly/2WQ1GAu

Do share with your family and friends.

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