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Man Arrested For Unauthorised Transactions Using A Found Credit Card

The Police have arrested a 30-year-old man for his suspected involvement in using another person’s credit card to make unauthorised transactions.

On 17 January 2020, the Police received a report from a victim that there had been several unauthorised transactions made with her missing credit card. 

Through investigations, officers from the Commercial Affairs Department established the identity of the man and with the assistance of officers from Clementi Police Division, arrested him on 19 February 2020. Preliminary investigations revealed that the man is believed to have found the victim’s credit card and used it to make unauthorised transactions for retail purchases amounting to more than $2,000.

The man will be charged in court on 21 February 2020. The offence of dishonest misappropriation of property carries an imprisonment term which may extend to 2 years, or with a fine, or with both. The offence of cheating carries an imprisonment for a term which may extend to 10 years, and a fine.

The Police would like to remind members of the public that unauthorised use of another person’s credit/debit card is a serious offence.

The Police would like to advise all credit/debit card holders to call their card-issuing banks immediately if their credit/debit cards are lost or stolen, and to adopt the following measures to prevent unauthorised use of their cards: 

-               Opt for an SMS notification to be sent to your mobile phone for any charges incurred on your credit/ debit card; and

-               Check bank statements and alert the bank immediately should there be any discrepancies or fraudulent charges.


The Police would also like to remind merchants and sales staff to exercise vigilance and adopt correct card acceptance procedures when processing credit/debit card transactions. They should look out for the various security features on the card face. If they detect anything suspicious, they should contact their processing bank immediately for advice.

20 February 2020 @ 7:50 PM
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