Since last week, the Police have received at least nine reports where victims were cheated into purchasing "Grab / Uber promotional packages". The total amount cheated is at least $7,700.
Victims were introduced to the cheap "Grab / Uber promotional packages" through their friends who had come across these advertisements by word of mouth. The victims were then asked to contact the seller via Whatsapp, and were instructed to transfer money to bank accounts to purchase the packages. However, after making payments, victims were not able to redeem the rides and the seller became uncontactable subsequently.
The Police would like to advise members of the public to purchase rides only from the official sources and to always exercise caution when purchasing items at prices that sound too good to be true. When in doubt, please call the anti-scam helpline at 1800-722 6688 or visit https://www.scamalert.sg.
Anyone with more information on this crime is requested to call the Police Hotline at 1800-255-0000 or submit information online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness. All information will be kept strictly confidential.
Source: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE