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Four Persons To Be Charged For Suspected Involvement In Money Mule Activities

Three men and one woman, aged between 17 and 33, will be charged in court on 27 May 2024 for their suspected involvement in several offences connected to money mule activities, which include cheating and facilitating unauthorised access to computer materials.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the four individuals were alleged to have relinquished their bank accounts to criminal syndicates for as much as $1,300. Two men and a women, aged between 17 and 26, had purportedly cheated the bank into opening bank accounts and relinquishing their internet banking credentials to the criminal syndicates. The 33-year-old man had purportedly relinquished his bank account and internet banking credentials to criminal syndicates. They will be charged in court on 27 May 2024 with cheating and abetment to unauthorised access to computer material.

The offence of cheating under Section 417 of the Penal Code 1871 carries an imprisonment term of up to three years and a fine. The offence of facilitating unauthorised access to computer material under Section 3(1) of the Computer Misuse Act 1993 carries an imprisonment term of up to two years, a fine or both.

The Police take a serious view of these offences and will not hesitate to take action against individuals who may be involved in scams, and perpetrators will be dealt with in accordance with the law. To avoid being an accomplice to crime, members of the public should always reject seemingly attractive money-making opportunities promising pay-outs for the use of their Singpass account, bank accounts or allow their personal bank account to be used to receive and transfer money for others. The Police would like to remind members of the public that individuals will be held accountable if they are found to be linked to such crimes.
For more information on scams, members of the public can visit or call the Anti-Scam Helpline at 1800-722-6688. Anyone with information on such scams may call the Police Hotline at 1800-255 0000 or submit information online at



26 May 2024 @ 10:50 PM
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