SINGAPORE - Victims of 4D lottery scams were cheated of about $366,000 between January and October this year, the police said in a statement on Monday (Dec 3).
There were 13 such lottery scams reported.
In the statement, the authorities said that victims would usually be contacted via social media platforms such as Facebook or private messages and asked to purchase an amulet that supposedly comes with a winning 4D ticket.
The scammers would suggest for the victim to pay a sum of money to "invite the God of Fortune" to provide winning 4D numbers.
Following that, victims would be informed that someone who had helped to purchase their 4D numbers in Malaysia had won, and they would be given a portion of the winnings.