A 19-year-old man on Monday (Jun 20) was arrested for his suspected involvement in several cheating cases, said police in a press release.
Since Jun 14, police had received several reports regarding victims being cheated after making online purchases for attraction tickets via a mobile marketplace application.
Despite having transferred money to the unknown seller’s bank account, victims say they did not receive their purchase of discounted Universal Studios Singapore tickets.
After extensive investigations, the suspect was arrested along New Bridge Road. Preliminary investigations revealed that he is believed to be involved in more than nine cases of a similar nature. Investigations against the suspect are ongoing, say police.
Anyone found guilty of cheating under Section 420 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224, may be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 10 years, and shall also be liable to fine.
Police also advised members of the public to be cautious when making online purchases, so as to not fall for scams. This includes only making online purchases from reputable vendors, checking the seller’s track record and never giving bank account numbers, credit card numbers and personal information to strangers.