The Police have arrested two men, aged 26 and 30, for their suspected involvement in a series of job scam amounting to more than S$100,000.
Between September 2018 and July 2019, the Police received several reports from victims who were purportedly cheated by job agent who promised to help victims secure employment in Singapore in return for a fee. After the victims made payment via bank transfer, they will receive a fake employment application letter and the agent became uncontactable.
Through investigations, officers from Central Police Division established the identity of the two men and arrested them on 5 August 2019. Preliminary investigations revealed that the duo is believed to be involved in at least 30 similar cases reported island wide.
The duo will be charged in court on 7 August 2019. Anyone found guilty of cheating under Section 420 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224 may be punished with an imprisonment term which may extend to 10 years, and shall also be liable to fine.
Source: Singapore Police Force