The Police have arrested a 32-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a series of phone scams.

Between December 2017 and April 2019, the Police received reports of an unknown man who had impersonated as a staff of business organisations. Under the false identity of a staff at an outlet, he requested victims working at other outlets to top up his pre-paid mobile card.

Officers from Bedok Police Division conducted investigations and subsequently arrested the man on 24 April 2019. Preliminary investigations revealed that the man had cheated at least 48 victims.

The man will be charged in court on 26 April 2019 with the offence of cheating under Section 420 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224. If convicted, he will be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend up to 10 years, and shall also be liable to a fine.

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.

Source: Singapore Police Force