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The Serial Swindler

The Serial Swindler

A rich Korean heir, a budding entrepreneur, a shrewd investor and a passionate lover.

These are some of the many roles Jerald Low played throughout his criminal career.

The 27-year-old is arguably Singapore's most prolific serial scammer, his crimes ranging from investments, property and love scams to telco fraud. By the time he was arrested, Low had almost S$100,000 in his pocket, charming his victims into believing that he came from a wealthy family with unrealised ambitions and that he was looking for a soulmate. Except, the truth couldn’t be further.

The Serial Swindler is a two-part CNA original podcast which examines: How does an ordinary person convince so many people to believe his audacious lies? And what makes a serial con-artist tick? An original series adapted from the CNA documentary "Catching A Scammer: Singapore's Serial Swindler".

Written and Produced by: Tiffany Ang
Research: Jacqueline Chan
Sound Design: Sai Ye Wint
Social Media: Joanne Chan
Editor: Crispina Robert

The Serial Swindler - S1E2: The beginning … and the end?

Jerald tells his version of the story from behind bars and the interview raises the question: Can you believe every word he says? Singapore’s first criminal forensic psychologist weighs in and gives us a peek into the mind of a serial swindler.

  • 01:07 - Unexpected turn in police investigations

  • 03:38 - Jerald’s defence lawyer

  • 07:50 - Meeting Jerald in prison

  • 09:32 - Jerald tells his side of the story

  • 14:41 - Dr Majeed Khader, Singapore’s first criminal forensic psychologist, takes us inside the mind of a serial swindler

10/04/2023 26 mins

The Serial Swindler - S1E1: The man with many faces

To some of his victims, he’s a shrewd investor who is always on the lookout for the next business opportunity. To others, he’s searching for the love of his life. Who is the real Jerald Low? And how does he convince so many people to believe his web of lies?

  • 05:16 - “Chris” recounts how Jerald left a deep impression on him

  • 11:05 - Jerald offers Terrence Chew, his former secondary school classmate, a business proposition

  • 16:05 - Veteran real estate agent Eugene Lim remembers a potential client who claims to be a rich Korean heir

  • 20:13 - Jerald begins his love scam

10/04/2023 27 mins