The Police have arrested a 27-year-old man for his suspected involvement in using stolen credit card information to top up his mobile wallet and make unauthorised transactions.
On 2 August 2020 at about 7.50pm, the Police received a call for assistance where a victim had discovered that several unauthorised transactions had been made with her credit cards. The Police arrested a 27-year-old man on the same day.
Further investigations by officers from the Commercial Affairs Department revealed that the man is believed to have stolen the victim’s credit card information, used it to top up his mobile wallet and made unauthorised retail and online transactions amounting to more than $10,000. A mobile phone, a mobile wallet containing stolen proceeds and a wallet were seized as case exhibits.
The man will be charged in court on 4 August 2020 with unauthorised access to computer materials under Section 3(1) of the Computer Misuse Act. The offence carries a fine of up to $5,000, a jail term of up to 2 years, or both.
The Police would like to remind members of the public that unauthorised use of another person’s credit or debit card and credit or debit card information is a serious offence.
The Police would like to advise all credit and debit card holders to call their card issuing banks immediately if their credit or debit cards are lost or stolen, and to adopt the following crime prevention measures:
- Keep your credit or debit cards safe with you at all times;
- Opt for an SMS notification to be sent to your mobile phone for any charges incurred on your credit or debit card; and
- Check bank statements and alert the bank immediately should there be any discrepancies or unauthorised charges.
Case exhibits seized
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
03 August 2020 @ 10:15 PM