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23 Y.O MAN ARRESTED AFTER SPENDING $6.7K USING CREDIT CARD THAT HE FOUND,

The Police have arrested a 23-year-old man for his suspected involvement in unauthorised transactions using a found credit card amounting to more than $6,700.

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On 25 September 2022, the Police received a report from a victim who discovered that several unauthorised transactions had been made with his missing credit card.

Through investigations, officers from the Commercial Affairs Department established the identity of the man and arrested him on 29 September 2022. Preliminary investigations revealed that the man had allegedly found the victim’s credit card and subsequently used it to make three unauthorised transactions amounting to more than $6,700. A pawn ticket, receipts and the victim’s credit card were found in his possession and seized as case exhibits. A bangle, which was believed to have been purchased using the victim’s credit card, were seized as case exhibits.

The man will be charged in court on 30 September 2022 with cheating under Section 420 of the Penal Code 1871. The offence carries an imprisonment term of up to 10 years and a fine.

Unauthorised use of another person’s credit/debit card is a serious offence. The Police take a serious view against any person who commits fraud, and the perpetrators will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

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The Police would like to advise all credit/debit card holders to call their card-issuing banks immediately if their credit/debit cards are lost or stolen, and to adopt the following crime prevention measures:

Do’s

  • Keep your credit or debit cards safe with you at all times;
  • Opt in for SMS notifications to be sent to your mobile phone for any charges incurred on your credit or debit cards; and
  • Check your bank statements and alert the bank immediately should there be any discrepancies or unauthorised charges.

Don’t’s

  • Do not give out your credit or debit card details to unknown persons;
  • Do not reveal your OTPs to anyone; and
  • Do not expose your credit or debit cards. Keep them in your purse or wallet until you are ready to make your purchases.

Case Exhibits Seized

PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
30 September 2022 @ 8:40 PM

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