The Police have arrested a 66-year-old man for his suspected involvement in multiple cases of employment scams.

Between March and May 2017, the Police received a few reports of employment scams. The suspect had promised victims that he could assist to apply for visas to work in Australia. However, after collecting deposits from the victims, he failed to deliver on the promises and became uncontactable. Through extensive enquiries, officers from Central Police Division established the identity of the suspect and arrested him on 8 August 2017.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect is believed to be involved in multiple such cases totalling about $30,000.

Investigations against the suspect are in progress. 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.

Police would like to advise the public to be wary of such scams and to verify the credentials of any prospective agents with the relevant authorities before proceeding with the applications and making payment.

Source: Singapore Police Force