Singapore Police investigating rental scams that defrauded six groups of victims over S$30,000

Multiple reports have emerged of a landlord in Singapore collecting rent and deposits from over 30 groups of people since 2019 but refusing to rent out the property. The police are investigating a case where the landlord allegedly cheated over $30,000 from six groups of victims. Victims were given various excuses for not being able to move in, and suspicions arose when they discovered other affected tenants. The victims have filed police reports, and the incidents highlight the increasing number of home rental scams in Singapore via online platforms.