The Police are investigating eight youths, aged between 16 and 21, for their suspected involvement in sexual services scams.
Between 21 January and 24 April 2020, the Police received multiple reports from victims who were purportedly duped into making payments after responding to online advertisements for sexual services.
Through investigations, officers from Woodlands Police Division established the identities of the suspects. Preliminary investigations revealed that the youths are suspected to be involved in at least five cases of sexual services scams involving more than $700.
Police investigations are ongoing. The offence of cheating, punishable under section 420 of the Penal Code, carries a jail term of up to 10 years and a fine. The offence of money laundering, punishable under the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act, carries a jail term of up to 10 years and/or a fine of up to S$500,000.
For more information on scams, members of the public can visit www.scamalert.sg or call the Anti-Scam Hotline at 1800-722-6688. Anyone with information on such scams may call the Police Hotline at 1800-255-0000or submit information online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness.
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
27 May 2020 @ 10:35 AM