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Man Arrested For Unauthorised Transactions Using A Found Credit Card

The Police have arrested a 45-year-old man for his suspected involvement in using another person’s credit card to make unauthorised transactions.

On 9 January 2020, the Police received a report from a victim who discovered that several unauthorised purchases had been made with his missing credit card. 

Through investigations, officers from the Commercial Affairs Department established the identity of the man and arrested him on 3 April 2020. Preliminary investigations revealed that the man is believed to have found the victim’s misplaced credit card and used it to make unauthorised transactions for purchases amounting to more than $5,800/-.

The man will be charged in court on 6 April 2020. The offence of dishonest misappropriation of property carries a jail term of up to 2 years, a fine, or both. The offence of cheating carries a jail term of up 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; 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.

05 April 2020 @ 9:00 PM
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