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Shocking experience of bank account being fraudulently charged $1,300 in one day by UBER
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

An UBER customer, Jenna Lim posted a Facebook post on Sunday (19 November) describing how a huge amount of fees was charged to her bank account via UBER just in one day, transactions which were not made by her. On her post, Lim Read More

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What can a debt collector in Singapore actually do to you?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Singsaver.com.sg Although debt collectors in Singapore follow a code of conduct, it’s not the same as having an actual law. It helps to be aware of what debt collectors can or cannot do. In theory, the Credit Collection Association of Singapore (CCAS) has a code of Read More

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Visa study shows that Singaporeans’ preference for using e-payments highest in Southeast Asia
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

SINGAPORE, 16 May 2017 – Eighty-seven per cent of Singaporeans prefer to make electronic payments, as opposed to using cash (up 11%), representing the highest preference for electronic payments in the region, according to the 2016 Visa Consumer Payment Attitudes survey. This growth Read More

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Advisory on scam and fraudulent activities from IRAS
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) warned members of the public on scams and fraudulent activities using IRAS’ name. Latest Scam There have been reported cases of individuals receiving emails, letters, Short Message Services (SMS), or phone calls purportedly from IRAS, requesting people Read More

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Son goes on social media to raise issue on behalf of aged-father who was “short-changed” in policy returns by Prudential
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Tyler Jwy wrote on his Facebook account about a complaint filed towards Prudential as his father did not get the amount of money he was supposed to get when he signed up for the policy. The post has been widely shared and commented Read More

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Customer complains of being overcharged for drinks; Kopitiam states new product not updated in system
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Last updated on April 3rd, 2017 at 08:22 pmMr Noel Ong, a customer who had lunch at Lau Pa Sat food court, operated by Kopitiam, complained about a scam where he was overcharged by cashiers at the drink stall. In his post, Mr Read More

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Fake deal or not? Here’s how to figure it out
By theonlinecitizen Published on by theonlinecitizen 0

By ezbuy.sg We all know someone who has been the victim of an online scam or two – perhaps they’ve been catfished, had their credit card details stolen, their social media accounts hacked or more. And all of us has received an email from Read More

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AVA: Poultry imports from parts of Tennessee & Wisconsin suspended due to avian flu
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Imports of poultry, poultry products, processed eggs and live birds from parts of the US states of Tennessee and Wisconsin are suspended by Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA), after reports they had been affected by avian flu. AVA said in a statement that Read More

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Water system operating cost $1.3 billion in 2015, jumped $0.8b over 15 years
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

The cost to operate Singapore’s water system in 2015 is about S$1.3 billion, compared with S$0.5 billion in 2000, national water agency PUB informed. Over 15 years, PUB has invested about S$7 billion in water infrastructure, and will flow out about S$4 billion Read More

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World Snack Fair 2017 to be held on 7, 8 and 9 April
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

The World Snack Fair 2917 will be held on 7 and 8 April starting from 9am to 10pm and 9 April starting from 9am to 9pm at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Center, concourse 1-4, level 3. There are six daily ticket types Read More

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