Read? Singaporeans victims in Australian Ponzi scam

The scheme had 981 investors from Singapore, 651 from Malaysia, 58 from Britain, 17 from continental Europe and 31 from Australia

Many Singapore victims The Straits Times spoke to were retirees, like Mr Chan, who declined to have their identities disclosed.

Mr Chan had put in $20,000 in 2015 through Singapore-based Macro Realty Developments. Funds were collected from investors over four payments in 2015 .

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He said interest payable for the 12-month tenure varied between 14 per cent a year for sums up to $49,000 and 16 per cent for $50,000 and above.

“Those who invested $100,000 or more were given free trips to the site area in Australia,” he added. He lodged a police report in March last year after Macro defaulted.

Police declined comment as investigations are ongoing …