The Police have arrested a 43-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman for their suspected involvement in fraudulent online purchases worth more than S$37,000 using stolen debit and credit card details.

On 18 October 2018, the Police were alerted to a case of fraudulent online purchase. Through extensive enquiries and follow-up investigations, officers from Tanglin Police Division and Commercial Affairs Department established the identities of the two suspects and arrested them at a residential unit along Bukit Batok Street 11 on 22 October 2018. Mobile phones, a desktop, an assortment of branded cosmetics, handbags, apparels and several boxes of electronic and electrical items were seized. Preliminary investigations revealed that the compromised debit and credit card details were used in these fraudulent purchases.

Investigations are ongoing. Anyone who is convicted of abetment by conspiracy to cheat under Section 420 read with Section 109 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 10 years, and shall also be liable to a fine.

The Police would like to advise all debit and credit card holders to safeguard their card details, and not to disclose sensitive banking information to anyone. They are also advised to be prudent when making online payments using their card details and to visit reliable websites for online shopping.

Source: Singapore Police Force