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The Police have arrested a 20-year-old woman for her suspected involvement in using stolen credit card information to make unauthorised transactions amounting to more than $17,000.

On 20 May 2023, the Police were alerted to a case of suspected fraud using mobile wallets. Through investigations, officers from the Commercial Affairs Department established the identity of the woman and arrested her on 21 May 2023. Preliminary investigations revealed that the woman and another female accomplice had allegedly provisioned stolen credit card information in mobile wallets and used themto make several unauthorised transactions amounting to more than $17,000. 18 mobile phones, a hand luggage, a dress, two plastic carriers were seized as case exhibits. Efforts are still ongoing to trace her female accomplice.

The woman will be charged in court on 23 May 2023 with abetment by conspiracy to cheat under Section 420 read with Section 109 of the Penal Code 1871. The offence carries an imprisonment term of up to 10 years and a fine.

Unauthorised use of another person’s credit/debit card information is a serious offence. The Police take a serious view against any person who commits fraud, and the perpetrators will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

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 crime prevention measures:


  • Keep your credit or debit cards safe with you at all times;

  • Opt in for SMS notifications to be sent to your mobile phone for any charges incurred on your credit or debit cards; and

  • Check your bank statements and alert the bank immediately should there be any discrepancies or unauthorised charges.


  • Do not give out your credit or debit card details to unknown persons;

  • Do not reveal your OTPs to anyone; and

  • Do not expose your credit or debit cards. Keep them in your purse or wallet until you are ready to make your purchases.


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22 May 2023 @ 10:08 PM
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