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Trio Arrested For Unauthorised Transactions Using A Found Credit Card

The Police have arrested two men and a woman, aged between 21 and 24, for their suspected involvement in using another person’s credit card to make unauthorised transactions.

On 3 March 2020, the Police received a report from a victim who discovered that several unauthorised transactions had been made with his missing credit card. 

Through investigations and ground enquiries, officers from the Commercial Affairs Department established the identities of the trio and arrested them on 31 March 2020. Preliminary investigations revealed that one of the trio is believed to have found the victim’s credit card and the three of them later used it to make unauthorised transactions amounting to more than $4,000.

The trio will be charged in court on 2 April 2020. The offence of dishonest misappropriation of property carries an imprisonment term of up to 2 years, a fine, or 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 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;

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

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



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01 April 2020 @ 12:10 PM
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