Everyone wants to meet someone rich and the obsession and greed pull potential victims in real quick as they are acting based on emotion and not on logic.
Here is a story shared by a scam victim
Met this scammer via tinder who scammed me of via fake cryptocurrency investment (oriental wealth). I invested 100sgd initially and could withdraw with a profit. then he asked to invest 6k, which i did. then he asked me to invest another 30k which i sensed something amiss and i could not withdraw the 6k. after so many weeks, I have not heard back from the police on whether this guy is arrested or if they manage to get back the money i lost.
this is a very common scam called pig butchering scam.
1) claims to be rich/business owner from China, stays in condo in orchard. His tinder location shows newton and less than 1km away from me (i stay near central). these scammers go to such areas just so that their tinder location can reflect location in central and make their “rich” story more believable.
Where to learn more on scams?
For more information on scams, members of the public can call the Anti-Scam hotline at 1800-722-6688. Anyone with information related to such scams may call the Police hotline at 1800-255-0000 or submit information online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness.