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    [Beware] Beware Of Phone Scam Involving Arrest In China

    Police: Beware of phone scam involving "arrest" in China


    The Police in a statement on Tuesday advised the public to be wary of a phone call scam which tricks victims into transferring money to the scammer. -- MY PAPER POSED PHOTO: JAMIE KOH

    The Police in a statement on Tuesday advised the public to be wary of a phone call scam which tricks victims into transferring money to the scammer.

    Victims typically receive a phone call from a "friend" who claims to have been arrested in China. They are then asked to transfer a sum of money for their "friend's" release.

    The phone numbers usually start with the +86 country code. Victims have transferred between $800 and $16,000 to these scammers so far, said the police.

    The police warned that scammers may spend months building rapport with victims before asking for money. It advised the public not to transfer money to people they do not know well.
    Source: Police: Beware of phone scam involving "arrest" in China

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    No problem for me because I will just slam on them. But it will be good to share to anyone out there to prevent this type of scam going around

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    looked like old tactics~

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    Do these people not ID their friends?
    It is better to remain silent and be taken as a fool, than to speak and prove your ignorance beyond doubt.

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    Thanks for sharing. This sounds like another version of the relative in need scam call where the scammer poses as a relative in urgent need of money. In some cases, the scammer poses as a police officer or lawyer but the red flag is consistent: the scammer says the money has to be wired immediately through Western Union or other money transfer services. So everybody is advised to be vigilant at all times.

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    And anybody who receives such a call should hang up and report it to Callercenter.com to raise a warning.

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