Man arrested over lodge room reserving rip-off

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SINGAPORE – A person was arrested over a lodge room reserving rip-off and shall be charged in courtroom on Thursday (Dec 30).

The police stated they obtained a report on Tuesday from a sufferer who didn’t obtain a lodge room reserving after making funds to the person, 45.

Officers from the Ang Mo Kio division established the id of the person and arrested him inside six hours of receiving the police report, they stated in a press release on Wednesday.

The man is believed to be concerned in different related rip-off instances and if discovered responsible, faces a most jail time period of 10 years and a fantastic.

The police reminded web shoppers to be cautious of on-line items which can be priced exceptionally low.

“If the price is too good to be true, it probably is. Purchase only from authorised sellers or reputable sources, especially for high-value items,” they stated.

Buyers ought to go for purchaser safety with in-built cost choices that launch cost to the vendor solely upon supply.

Avoid making advance cost or direct financial institution transfers to the vendor when potential as these don’t present purchaser safety, stated the police.

Scammers could entice consumers to contact them immediately by messaging platforms like WhatsApp or WeChat by providing them a greater or sooner deal if financial institution transfers are made on to them, they added.

“They may also use a local bank account or provide a copy of an NRIC or driver’s licence to make you believe that they are genuine sellers. Do not fall for it.”

Those with data on such scams could name the police hotline on 1800-255-0000 or submit data online.

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