A 17-year-old Singapore teenager girl was arrested on Monday, April 15 for her suspected involvement in a series of e-commerce scams.
The police said, between September and December 2018, they received several reports from members of the public who were allegedly cheated by an online seller of BTS and Monsta X's concert merchandises on Carousell.
The victims claimed that after they made the payments via bank transfers, they received fake tickets or in some case, never received any tickets.
When the officers from the Commercial Affairs Department started their investigation, they found that it was a teenage girl, who was conducting such scams. They also claimed that the teen was involved in at least 20 cases of such scams and cheated a total of $1,200.
The girl is likely to face charges under Section 420 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224, on Wednesday.
Police advised the public to follow the precautions given below to avoid such scams:
People can also visit scamalert.sg or can call the Anti-Scam hotline at 1800-722-6688 if they want to know more about such scams. Members of the public are also advised to inform the authority about a scam and make a call to the police on hotline number 1800-255 0000 or they can submit the information online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness.