Police, banks intervene in more than 150 investment and fake gambling scam cases

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SINGAPORE: The police Anti-Scam Centre and six banks intervened in more than 150 cases of investment scams and fake gambling platform scams during a three-day joint enforcement operation conducted between Jul 5 and Jul 7, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) said on Saturday (Jul 10).

The banks involved in the islandwide operation were DBS, UOB, OCBC, HSBC, Citibank and Standard Chartered.

“During the three-day enforcement operation, officers from the Anti-Scam Centre, the seven police land divisions and the six banks conducted live intervention by analysing the fund flow of bank accounts, which were surfaced in scam reports,” SPF said in a news release.

“Officers from the Anti-Scam Centre, and the police land divisions’ Community Policing Units then worked together to engage the unsuspecting victims who had been transferring monies to scam-tainted bank accounts.”

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