August 1, 2021

14-year-old among 334 suspected scammers and money mules investigated for loss of over $9m, Courts & Crime News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – A 14-year-old is among 334 people who are being probed by the police for scams that led to victims losing more than $9.23 million.

In a statement on Saturday (July 3), the police said 225 men and 109 women are being investigated for their suspected involvement in 872 reported scams as scammers or money mules.

This comes after a two-week islandwide operation between June 19 and Friday by officers from the Commercial Affairs Department and seven police land divisions.

The suspects are alleged to be involved in a wide range of scams, including the impersonation of business e-mails, tech support, government officials and China officials, as well as Internet love scams, e-commerce scams, investment scams, job scams, fake gambling platform scams and loan scams.

The suspects, aged between 14 and 72, are being investigated for the offences of cheating, money laundering or providing payment services without a licence.


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