New website launched to protect Singaporeans against online scams

New website launched to protect Singaporeans against online scams

SINGAPORE - Have you faced cyber extortion, lucky draw scams or dating scams on the Internet before? Now, you can report your experiences on a newly-launched website.

The website, www.scamalert.sg, was launched on Friday by the police and the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) as part of an anti-scam public education campaign, reported various news agencies. 

When reporting scams online, victims can do so anonymously. 

As part of the campaign, the police and NCPC also organised roadshows at various locations islandwide. 

According to police statistics, there were 504 cases of cheating involving e-commerce for the first half of this year, up from 96 cases for the same period last year, said a report by The Straits Times.

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