128 Suspects Investigated For Scam And Money Mule Activities; Suspects Include 15YO


At 15 years old, the only kind of scam I was exposed to were the scammers on Maple Story who tried to con me of my mesos.

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At 15 years old, the only scammer role I took on was to scam my mother of more pocket money. Which obviously did not work.

Now, at 15 years old, people are learning how to scam real money in real life. Oh, how times have changed!

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Scammers have come a long way. Anyways, if you want to know more about scams, you can watch our videos whereby we’ve collaborated with the SPF to do anti-scam videos:

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After an islandwide operation conducted over five days, between Monday (16 September) and Friday (20 September), the police are now probing 128 suspects regarding activities related to scam and money mule.

We’re sure all of you know what a scam is, but for those of you who don’t know the definition of a money mule, here’s how Wikipedia explains it.

“A money mule, sometimes called a ‘smurfer’, is a person who transfers money acquired illegally in person, through a courier service, or electronically, on behalf of others. Typically, the mule is paid for services with a small part of the money transferred.”

Oh, what a sneaky smurf.

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The suspects going through investigations include 80 males and 48 females. They are aged between 15 and 74.

Yes, you read that right. The oldest suspect is 74 years old. Life is full of shocking surprises, don’t you think?

It is apparent that scamming knows no age boundaries. You’d think at 74 years old you’ll be enjoying a cup of kopi at the coffee shop, but there will always be peers your age achieving more in life.

Not always in a good way, though. In this case, you’ll be better off drinking kopi at 74 years old than scamming!

The total sum of money involved in this scam is $231,000. That’s enough to buy a three room BTO flat in Tengah.



If the scammers are convicted of cheating, they may be jailed for a maximum of 10 years and fined.

Don’t Get Scammed

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If you read this article and think “wah these people so stupid, confirm never read properly and then anyhow give money” – you ought to know that it is no longer easy to identify a scam.

With everything going online, technology has allowed these scammers to hide behind fake credentials. Testimonials can be fake, product images can be stolen off another site, you just don’t know what’s real and what’s not anymore.

Better be careful and ask your friends for their thoughts prior to purchasing, especially if it’s a high-value item.

Unlike Maple Story which is purely fictional, you can afford to lose your mesos (although it is frustrating), but in reality, you may not be able to get back the money you lost…


…. unless you had no money to begin with.

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No wonder this article seems so irrelevant to me…