The Singapore Police Force said on 25 November that 41 people fell victim to a movie ticket buying scam, with about $203,000 being lost.
The scam was linked to companies with Filmgo in their name, and victims were asked on WeChat (among others) to take part in a job commission scheme.
They would ask them to create accounts of the Filmgo websites and top up their accounts to buy movie tickets and get their commission from the sale of the tickets.
The scammers then gave the victims the bank accounts of unknown persons for the payments.
The victims thought the work was legitimate because their Filmgo accounts stated that commissions could only be earned upon job completion.
They then tried to withdraw money from their accounts and failed, and that was when they realized they were scammed.
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