LTA warns of 'investment' scam involving KL-Singapore High-Speed Rail project

LTA warns of 'investment' scam involving KL-Singapore High-Speed Rail project

Examples of the fake documents. (Images: Facebook / Land Transport Authority)
SINGAPORE: The Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Wednesday (Oct 11) issued a warning about an investment scam involving the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) project.Scammers have been using fake documents including contracts, bonds and construction drawings to con people into "investing" in the HSR project, LTA said in a Facebook post."If anyone with such documents contacts you to request for a transfer of money, please make a police report immediately," said LTA.Images of the fake documents showed a contract for the "construction of railway line in Singapore" claiming to be from the "Land Transport Authority Singapore and Malaysia".The Kuala Lumpur-Singapore HSR is expected to contribute S$6.7 billion in gross domestic product to Malaysia and Singapore, as well as create 111,000 jobs by 2060.LTA announced the formation of a wholly owned subsidiary - SG HSR - last month to implement the project.