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Singapore: Father loses thousands in kidnapped son scam

As reported by a man lost S$5,000 in a kidnap scam after he was told that his “son” had been caught by loansharks, and that he would not be released until the money owed was paid back. Out of fear the victim, who wanted to be known as “Mr Sim”, remitted money to the scammers hoping that his “son” would not be harmed. Police said the victim did not conduct any verification with his son. The alleged kidnappers had initially asked for S$18,000. Read Article

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Sri Lanka: Two women arrested in work visa scam at Bandaranaike Airport

As reported by Sri Lankan customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake stopped two women from the Eastern Province from departing to the Middle East for jobs on Thursday April 4, as their visas were visit visas and not work visas. Read Article

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Texas: 3 indicted for involvement in Social Security disability scam

AS reported by, an Amarillo federal grand jury indicted three people Wednesday in a Social Security disability payment scam. Read Article

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Bekaa: Lebanese authority seizes large amount of counterfeit Amphetamine capsules

As reported by, the security forces on Tuesday seized more than one million Captagon pills in a valley in the Bekaa region, reportedly worth millions of U.S. dollars. Read Article

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