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At least 41 fall victim to ‘Filmgo’ job scam with losses totalling more than S$200,000: Police

SINGAPORE — At least 41 people have been duped by a job scam involving the sale of movie tickets since November.

Screenshots of a website offering “Filmgo” account creation and application download. The police are warning people against potential scams linked to this.

Screenshots of a website offering “Filmgo” account creation and application download. The police are warning people against potential scams linked to this.

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SINGAPORE — At least 41 people have been duped by a job scam involving the sale of movie tickets since November.

The police said in a press release on Thursday (Nov 25) that the victims have reported losses of at least S$203,000 after signing up to buy and resell movie tickets linked to a company called "Filmgo".

On messaging applications such as MiChat and WeChat, victims would be approached with purported job offers allowing them to earn commissions.

They would then be directed to sign up for accounts on Filmgo websites provided by the scammers and would also be asked to download mobile applications to use the services.

These victims would be required to top up their Filmgo accounts in order to buy and sell movie tickets and earn commissions, and the scammers would provide victims with bank accounts belonging to unknown individuals for the payment to be made.

As their Filmgo accounts would indicate the commissions they have received after completing jobs, victims would be convinced that their work and commissions were legitimate, the police said.

Victims would eventually realise that they were cheated after they were unable to withdraw the money from their Filmgo accounts.

The police advised members of the public not to accept job offers that offer lucrative returns for minimal effort, download applications from unverified sources or send money to people they do not know or have not met in person.

Anyone with information about such crimes may contact the police at 1800-255-0000 or at police.gov.sg/iwitness.

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