The Police have arrested a 22-year-old man for his suspected involvement in using a stolen credit card to make unauthorised retail purchases.
On 6 November 2018, the Police were informed by a victim that there were several unauthorised transactions, amounting to more than S$1,800, made with his credit card. Preliminary investigations revealed that the victim has lost his credit card and three unauthorised transactions were made on 6 November 2018.
Through follow-up investigations, officers from the Commercial Affairs Department established the identity of the man and arrested him along Tampines Street 21 on 10 December 2018.
The man will be charged in court on 11 December 2018. If convicted for cheating, he shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 10 years fine, and shall be liable to a fine.
The Police would like to remind merchants and sales staff to exercise vigilance and adopt correct card acceptance procedures when processing credit card transactions. They should look out for the name and security features on the card face and if they are suspicious, they should contact their processing bank immediately for advice.
Source: Singapore Police Force