Total amount lost by victims of internet love scams in Singapore 2013-2018

This statistic shows the total amount cheated out of victims of internet love scams in Singapore, from 2013 to 2018. In 2013, victims of internet love scams in Singapore lost a total of approximately 5.8 million Singapore dollars. In 2018, the amount loss to such scams was approximately 27.5 million Singapore dollars.

Total amount cheated out of victims of of internet love scams* in Singapore from 2013 to 2018

Value of losses in million Singapore dollars
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Source

Release date

February 2019

Region

Singapore

Survey time period

2013 to 2018

Supplementary notes

*Internet love scams in Singapore usually goes as follows: "After befriending an attractive person (who is usually foreign) online, he or she tells a tale about falling into trouble or hard times. The scammer persists with the story to gain their victim's trust and adoration, then asks for money as proof of love. Once the money is transferred, the scammer disappears."

Note: 1 Singapore dollar is equivalent to 0.74 U.S. dollars and 0.65 euros (as of 5 March 2019).

Figures have been rounded.

Data prior to 2017 found in previous report.

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