10 arrested during anti-scam operation targeting those fraudulently registering SIM cards

16/1/2022 5:05:00 PM

10 arrested during anti-scam operation targeting those fraudulently registering SIM cards

https://str.sg/wQA6SINGAPORE - Ten people, comprising nine men and a woman, were arrested during an anti-scam operation on Sunday (Jan 16) for their suspected involvement in fraudulently registering prepaid SIM cards.In a statement, the police said their nine-hour operation involved officers from the Commercial Affairs Department and targeted 17 mobile phone shops in Orchard, Geylang, Serangoon, Pasir Ris, Jurong West, Yishun, Woodlands, Boon Lay, Desker Road, Syed Alwi Road and Rochor Canal Road.

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Police raid 17 handphone shops in crackdown on SIM cards registered to fake usersThe SIM cards are sold to customers who want to remain anonymous, and could have been used for crimes. Too bad. Remove their license if they don't know or follow the law. why is it too bad? help to cut down on scamsters

Overflowing tray return stations at Jurong Point Kopitiam on Jan. 10 was due to unexpected manpower crunchMonday's mess was an abnormality, cleaners told Mothership. Aiyah too many people in this country = need for more manpower... whose fault? MPs idea right? Ask them help clear la! 🤣

Police raid 17 handphone shops in crackdown on SIM cards registered to fake usersThe SIM cards are sold to customers who want to remain anonymous, and could have been used for crimes. Too bad. Remove their license if they don't know or follow the law. why is it too bad? help to cut down on scamsters

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Copy to clipboard https://str.LinkedIn SARAJEVO: Croatia has lost close to 400,000 people or nearly 10 per cent of its population over the past decade due to emigration and a low fertility rate, according to preliminary results of the 2021 census published by the state news agency Hina.LinkedIn SINGAPORE: Police on Sunday (Jan 16) arrested 10 people suspected of fraudulently registering prepaid SIM cards which could have been used for crimes such as scams, unlicensed moneylending and vice.Pictures of Jurong Point Kopitiam's overflowing tray return stations went viral earlier this week, with many online questioning how the food court let the mess get so out of hand.

sg/wQA6 SINGAPORE - Ten people, comprising nine men and a woman, were arrested during an anti-scam operation on Sunday (Jan 16) for their suspected involvement in fraudulently registering prepaid SIM cards. In a statement, the police said their nine-hour operation involved officers from the Commercial Affairs Department and targeted 17 mobile phone shops in Orchard, Geylang, Serangoon, Pasir Ris, Jurong West, Yishun, Woodlands, Boon Lay, Desker Road, Syed Alwi Road and Rochor Canal Road.9 million as of Aug 31, 2021, down from 4. The 10 suspects are aged 31 to 56, while another 15 men and nine women, aged 24 to 68, are assisting with investigations. Reporters were present for police raids on four shops at one mall along Geylang Road. The operation comes amid a recent spate of scams, with the police revealing on Thursday that at least 1,200 cases of phishing scams have been reported since December. The greatest exodus of the population was recorded in eastern Croatia and the lowest in the capital Zagreb, the figures showed. In that month, at least 469 people were duped of $8. Stations overflowing, trays stacked on floor The pictures that were claimed to have been taken on Monday at 7:30pm showed that the tray stations at the Jurong Point Kopitiam were overfilled with trays and dishes.

5 million in total by a text message purportedly from OCBC Bank. Brkovic said the census was the first digital census in Croatia, in which 40 per cent of the population took part, and has proven very effective due to restrictions of movement during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo: CNA/Chew Hui Min) Shutters come down on a mobile phone shop after it was raided by the police on Jan 16, 2022. Assistant Superintendent Simon Lam, a senior investigation officer in the police's Anti-Scam Centre, said that by fraudulently registering prepaid SIM cards and selling them to customers who wish to remain anonymous, the mobile phone retailers have indirectly facilitated scam syndicates that exploit the anonymity of such SIM cards to avoid detection. The police said the SIM cards are registered using the particulars of unsuspecting customers or foreigners who have not entered or have left Singapore. They added that criminals use such SIM cards as an anonymous channel of communication for unlicensed moneylending, scams, vice and other illicit activities. (Photo: CNA/Chew Hui Min) In total, nine men and one woman, aged between 31 and 56, were arrested in the islandwide raids. Scam syndicates have been found to use such SIM cards to contact victims and communicate among themselves. The situation appeared slightly better managed at the main tray return station.

During Sunday's operation, an assortment of paraphernalia such as a printer, laptops, mobile phones, invoices, photocopied passports, SIM cards and relevant documents were seized. At City Plaza in Geylang Road, police officers raided several mobile phone shops simultaneously in teams of three." The retailers purportedly preregistered SIM cards using the particulars of others and sold them to customers who wanted to remain anonymous. During the raid, they sifted through stacks of SIM cards, flipped through logbooks and interviewed shopkeepers. Shopkeepers were also made to unlock cabinets for the officers to search them, and items such as SIM cards and logbooks were taken away in bags from some shops for further investigation. An officer was seen inspecting the contents of a laptop belonging to a shop as he spoke to one of its shopkeepers. Another 15 men and nine women, aged between 24 and 68, are assisting with investigations. Photo by Low Jia Ying.

Several shops were ordered to shut temporarily as their shopkeepers were taken away to assist with investigations. Investigations have revealed that mobile phone retailers involved in the fraudulent registrations had abused the computer systems holding registration information for prepaid SIM cards. Further investigations are ongoing. (Photo: Singapore Police Force) The offence of unauthorised modification of computer material under Section 5(1) of the Computer Misuse Act 1993 carries a fine of up to S$10,000, or jail of up to three years, or both. More On This Topic 242 people under probe over roles in 600 scams costing victims $7.2m Those convicted of unauthorised modification of computer material under the Computer Misuse Act 1993 can be fined up to $10,000, jailed for up to three years, or both. This was despite the large lunch time crowd at the food court at the time Mothership visited.

Said ASP Lam:"The police will spare no effort to clamp down on such errant handphone shop dealers and ensure that those involved in such illegal activities will be dealt with in accordance with the law. The police will spare no effort to clamp down on such errant handphone shop dealers and ensure that those involved in these illegal activities will be dealt with in accordance with the law." More On This Topic .