Duo Arrested For Syndicated Online Credit Card Fraud
The Police have arrested two men, aged 19 and 20, for their suspected involvement in using stolen credit card information to make numerous unauthorised mobile wallet top-ups and fraudulent purchases amounting to more than $10,000/-.
On 9 April 2019, officers from the Commercial Affairs Department arrested two men along Geylang Road. Preliminary investigations revealed that since March 2019, the two men are believed to have make numerous unauthorised mobile wallet top-ups using stolen credit card information. A laptop, five mobile phones, two thumbdrives and cash amounting to $634/- were seized as case exhibits.
The men will be charged in court on 11 April 2019 with unauthorised access to computer material with common intention under Section 3(1) of the Computer Misuse Act, Chapter 50A, read with Section 34 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224. If convicted, they shall be punished to a fine not exceeding $5,000/- or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years, or to both.
The Police would like to advise all credit / debit card holders to adopt the following measures to prevent unauthorised use of their cards:
Opt for SMS OTP verification for purchases or charges to your credit / debit cards;
Opt for an SMS to be sent to your handphone for any charges incurred on your credit / debit card;
Check the bank statements and alert the bank immediately should there be any discrepancies or fraudulent charges; and
Do not give out credit / debit card details to unknown persons.
Source: Singapore Police Force