A netizen was shocked after reviewing his CCTV footage and found a man had attempted to lock his home with a padlock.
This is a typical tactic of loan shark harassers, after the man realised that there was a camera in his face he ran away.
Here is what the netizen said:
Someone just tried to chain padlock my house when my wife, kids and myself are inside.
He saw the camera on the doorbell and froze then left quickly.
Not sure what was his intention to do, Can you please share maybe someone recognise him?
The Incident happened on (26th July) at Sembawang.
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Under the Moneylenders Act 2008. For first-time offenders, the offence of loanshark harassment carries a fine of between $5,000 and $50,000, with mandatory imprisonment of up to five years, and mandatory caning of up to six strokes. Repeat offenders shall be fined between $6,000 and $60,000, with mandatory imprisonment between two and nine years, and mandatory caning of up to 10 strokes.
The Police have zero tolerance against loanshark harassment activities. Those who deliberately vandalise properties, cause annoyance and disruption to public safety and security, will be dealt with severely in accordance with the law.
Members of the public are advised to stay away from loansharks and not to work with or assist them in any way. Members of the public can call the Police at ‘999’ or the X-Ah Long Hotline at 1800-924-5664 if they suspect or know of anyone who could be involved in illegal loansharking activities.