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.