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Two Men Arrested For Unauthorised Transactions Using A Found Credit Card

The Police have arrested two men, aged 27 and 38, for their suspected involvement in using another person’s credit card to make unauthorised transactions.

On 28 February 2020, the Police received a report from a victim who discovered that several unauthorised transactions had been made with her missing credit card. 

Through investigations, officers from the Commercial Affairs Department established the identities of the two men and arrested them on 24 and 25 March 2020 respectively. Preliminary investigations revealed that one of the men is believed to have found the victim’s misplaced credit card while both men used it to make unauthorised transactions for purchases amounting to more than $3,600.

Both men will be charged in court on 26 March 2020 with abetment by conspiracy to cheat, punishable under Sec 420 of the Penal Code. The offence carries an imprisonment term of up to 10 years and a fine. The offence of dishonest misappropriation of property carries an imprisonment term of up to 2 years, a fine, or both.

The Police would like to remind members of the public that the 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.

-               Do not give out your credit / debit card details to strangers.

25 March 2020 @ 7:00 PM
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