Man Arrested For A Series Of E-Commerce Scams
In early February 2019, the Police received several reports from victims who had purchased various products (such as babycare products, EZ-link charms, and TV set-up boxes) listed on Carousell. After the victims had made payment via bank transfers, they did not receive their purchases, and the seller became uncontactable.
Officers from Commercial Affairs Department conducted follow-up investigations and established the identity of the man. He was subsequently arrested on 25 February 2019. The man is believed to be involved in at least 30 cases of e-commerce scams amounting to a total of $4,500/-
The man will be charged in court on 27 February 2019 with cheating, which is punishable with an imprisonment term that may extend to 10 years, and a fine.
Source: Singapore Police Force