Singapore police arrests
Revellers dance during the annual Zoukout dance party on Singapore's Sentosa Island December 14, 2008. Reuters

Singapore police said on Wednesday that a 27-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly tricking shoppers into buying discounted tickets to ZoukOut 2016.

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) said in a media release that they have received numerous reports from the victims since August. Once the payment was done for the tickets on online marketplace Carousell, the buyers did not receive the tickets and the seller also became uncontactable.

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The authorities investigated the matter and officers from the Ang Mo Kio and Tanglin divisions identified the suspect. On Tuesday, the suspect was arrested along Town Hall Link and he will be charged in court on Thursday.

At least 23 people were cheated earlier this month into paying S$3,400 to scammers for ZoukOut 2016 tickets on online marketplaces. The event was held last Friday and Saturday. If convicted, the suspect might be jailed for up to 10 years along with a fine.