It seems just like yesterday where i will consider Singapore a crime free and safe city. I remember how i used to be proud on how a woman can roam the streets in the early morning without any worries. How there is very little tinge of fear of robbery when going to the bank to bank in cash. How unquestionable we Singaporeans can be when answering unknown calls.
Perhaps it is this illusion of safety that makes us Singaporean guillable today.
Fast forward to 2016 and you can read about all kinds of crime news on the papers.
From murder to rape in the open and last but not least scam. From scams from numbers starting with 999(the police hotline) to DHL parcel scam, to bank call scam, to kidnap scam calls. The list is never ending and to make it worst the authorities are slow to catch up on it. The DHL scam just had 3 person arrested but really it has been around for a long time…kidnap scam? i have yet to read anything on anyone arrested but i may be wrong.
anyway here is today's news on ocbc call scam which to me is a relatively new one.
SINGAPORE – A sharp rise in reports related to phone scams impersonating OCBC Bank in recent weeks has led to the bank issuing an alert on Monday (July 18). The number of calls from customers and the public over the scams jumped from 16 in April – when the… Credits: OCBC raises alert over spike in reports of phone scams impersonating the bank