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Police warn of scams involving fake Lazada prizes

Singapore Police Force (SPF) warned member of the public of scams involving fake Lazada campaigns offering prizes. The Police stated that it has received at least 14 reports of scams since January 2019. According to the police, the victims were contacted by the scammers on Instagram with the total amount cheated was at least S$14,000. In these case, scammers would …

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Tougher sanctions for students guilty of sexual misconduct, including one-year suspension and even expulsion: NUS review committee on sexual misconduct

A minimum suspension of one year and even expulsion for “severe offences” are among stiffer sanctions recommended by the National University of Singapore (NUS)’s review committee on sexual misconduct. Local media reported that the committee’s chairperson Kay Kuok announced the proposals via an e-mail circular to students and staff on Wed (15 May). The recommendations were made in the wake …

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Revenge porn, voyeurism and “stealthing” to be part of sexual offences under Penal Code amendments

Revenge porn, voyeurism and “stealthing” will soon be classified as sexual offences under the Penal Code with the passing of the Criminal Law Reform Bill on Mon (6 May). The introduction of the Bill is in tandem with technological developments and the use of smartphones as a medium through which perpetrators often commit such sexual offences. Senior Parliamentary Secretary for …

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Bangladeshi man sentenced to nine months and two weeks’ imprisonment for harbouring an immigration offender

A 46-year-old Bangladeshi national and former work permit holder, Younus was sentenced to nine months and two weeks’ imprisonment for harbouring one male Bangladeshi immigration offender on 30 April 2019, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority announced on Friday (3 May). The authority then conducted investigations and revealed that Younus had rented a unit at Serangoon Road by enlisting the assistance …

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Three men arrested for importation and possession of counterfeit mobile phones and components for the purpose of trade

Three men, aged between 26 and 44, have been arrested for their suspected involvement in the importation and possession of counterfeit mobile phones and components for the purpose of trade. Singapore Customs (SC) stated in a press release on Thursday (2 May) that it intercepted a consignment from China consisting of more than 500 pieces of mobile phone components believed to …

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Woman arrested for series of e-commerce scams

A 27-year-old woman was arrested for her suspected involvement in a series of e-commerce scams. The Police said in a press release on Monday (29 April) that it received several reports from victims who were purportedly cheated by an online seller who was selling Universal Studio Singapore tickets on Carousell between 5 and 9 January 2018. However, after payments were …

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