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Singapore launches TV commercials and hotline to fight scams

Officials unveil a new anti-scam hotline and TV commercial in Singapore. (Photo: SPF)

Officials unveil a new anti-scam hotline and TV commercial in Singapore. (Photo: SPF)

Scammers are running amok all over the world, but at least in Singapore, authorities are trying to educate people not to fall for them.

In Singapore, victims are losing S$120,000 a day. So the National Crime Prevention Council and the Singapore Police Force have launched a new anti-scam hotline. They are promoting it with television commercials featuring a local celebrity.

The commercial makes three simple points:

  • Do not panic
  • Do not believe the scammers
  • Do not give in to their demands

I’d like to see other countries educating their citizens as well. Click the link below to see a video report and parts of the commercial.

New hotline launched in fight against scammers, on ChannelNewsAsia.com.



3 Comments on "Singapore launches TV commercials and hotline to fight scams"

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  1. Sunnygal says:

    I’m glad they are doing this.



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  2. Jan7 says:

    Bravo to the Singapore officials for this great step in protecting their citizens!.

    Donna have you thought about contacting this Singapore fraud department or this News channel (Skype interview?) to help educate their citizens further with your online courses & books?? Just a thought.



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  3. I actually did an interview on that news channel a few years ago when they did a show about romance scams.



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