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28 Y.O ARRESTED FOR USING FAKE DETAILS TO BUY PHONES, THEN RETURN THEM FOR REFUNDS

The Police have arrested a 28-year-old man for allegedly cheating an e-commerce company in a series of refund frauds.

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On 18 August 2022, the Police received a report from an e-commerce company that the suspect had, on multiple occasions, allegedly used fake particulars to purchase mobile phones and tablet devices, and subsequently returned fake devices in order to receive full refunds. The total losses amounted to more than $11,200.

Through investigations, officers from Bedok Division established the identity of the suspect and arrested him on 27 September 2022. Dummy set handphones in Apple and Samsung boxes, sticker seals for the handphone boxes and a laptop, were among the case exhibits seized.

Police investigations are ongoing against the man for the offence of cheating under Section 420 of the Penal Code 1871, which carries a jail term of up to 10 years and a fine.

The Police take a serious view against any person who may be involved in scams and frauds, and perpetrators will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

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For more information on scams, members of the public can visit scamalert.sg or call the Anti-Scam Hotline at 1800-722-6688. Anyone with information on such scams may call the Police hotline at 1800-255 0000 or submit information online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
03 October 2022 @ 6:48 PM

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