Singapore warns of scammers making the most of fears

Singapore warns of scammers making the most of fears

Guests put on protecting face masks on the Marina Bay waterfront in Singapore on January 26, 2020.Roslan Rahman | AFP | Getty PhotographsThe Singap

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Guests put on protecting face masks on the Marina Bay waterfront in Singapore on January 26, 2020.

Roslan Rahman | AFP | Getty Photographs

The Singapore authorities is warning of scams made underneath the pretext of investigations linked to confirmed circumstances of coronavirus, because the city-state seeks to include the unfold of the lethal virus.

Scammers have reportedly been calling individuals to ask for monetary particulars underneath the pretext of “contact tracing” — the method of figuring out these with shut contact with contaminated sufferers. Individuals who have been recognized are carefully monitored for signs and checks for indicators of an infection.

Singapore has set up teams working to name individuals and set up if anybody has had extended bodily contact with coronavirus sufferers. It’s a means of limiting the unfold of the an infection, which has killed greater than 1,000 individuals in China.

As of Thursday midday, Singapore confirmed 58 recognized circumstances of the coronavirus pressure, not too long ago named the COVID-19. The Ministry of Well being (MOH) mentioned 15 individuals have up to now been discharged.

Singapore’s Ministry of Well being mentioned in a Facebook post last week that it might by no means ask for monetary particulars throughout the calls.

“MOH is conducting contact tracing to establish people who had shut contact with the confirmed circumstances of novel coronavirus. Please observe that we don’t ask for any monetary particulars…



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