SINGAPORE: A total of 722,865 SMSes have been reported and more than 5,537 phone numbers believed to be used in scams have been blocked on the ScamShield app, since its launch six months ago, said the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) on Saturday (May 29).
Loan-related scams, as well as sports and betting scams, where scammers use SMSes to promote illegal gambling and online casino betting are among the most common scam types reported on the app, said Assistant Superintendent Paige Tan, senior investigating officer at the Anti-Scam Centre (ASC).
Speaking to the media, ASP Tan added that loan scams are the most common message scams reported on the app. They make up 30 to 40 per cent of the total message scams filtered by the app, she added.
Loan, phishing and…