Man arrested for suspected involvement in e-commerce scams which cost victims over $27,000

26/1/2022 6:25:00 PM

Man arrested for suspected involvement in e-commerce scams involving over $27,000

https://str.sg/wAtbSINGAPORE- A 21-year-old man has been arrested for his suspected involvement in a series of e-commerce scams, the police said on Wednesday (Jan 26).Preliminary investigations revealed that the man is believed to have cheated over 23 victims of more than $27,000.

The police said they received several reports from victims who were purportedly cheated by a seller who listed electronic items such as mobile phones and game consoles at discounted prices on online marketplace Carousell.They alleged that the seller did not deliver the items after they paid him.

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Copy to clipboard https://str.sg/wAtb SINGAPORE- A 21-year-old man has been arrested for his suspected involvement in a series of e-commerce scams, the police said on Wednesday (Jan 26). Preliminary investigations revealed that the man is believed to have cheated over 23 victims of more than $27,000. The police said they received several reports from victims who were purportedly cheated by a seller who listed electronic items such as mobile phones and game consoles at discounted prices on online marketplace Carousell. They alleged that the seller did not deliver the items after they paid him. Working with Carousell, officers from the Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) established the identity of the man and arrested him on Wednesday. The man will be charged in court on Thursday with cheating. If convicted, he can be jailed for up to 10 years and fined. The issue of scams has been in the spotlight recently, after a slew of high-profile scams recently. involving OCBC in December 2021, with total losses amounting to at least $8.5 million. The