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The Police have arrested a 29-year-old man for his suspected involvement in cheating cases, where he had purportedly cheated a money changer by providing screenshots of fake Paynow transfers in exchange for foreign currencies.

On 23 June 2022, the Police received a report from a money changer, who was purportedly cheated by a man on two separate occasions between 21 and 22 June 2022. The man had allegedly deceived the money changer into exchanging foreign currencies amounting to more than $13,000 with the man, by showing doctored screenshots of Paynow transfers made to the money changer’s corporate bank account. The money changer only discovered that the money was not received through their corporate bank account the next day.

Through follow-up investigations, officers from Jurong Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him within three hours of the report lodged. Foreign currencies amounting to about $1,500 were recovered and seized.

Police investigations are ongoing. The offence of cheating under Section 420 of the Penal Code 1871 carries an imprisonment term of up to 10 years and a fine.

The Police take a serious view against persons who may be involved in fraud and perpetrators will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

For more information on scams, members of the public can visit 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 0000 or submit information online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness.

 


PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
27 June 2022 @ 8:36 PM
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