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     FrontPage Edition: Fri 28 March 2008

Man arrested for job offer scam

Source: www.spf.gov.sg

Man Arrested for Job Offer Scam
 
Police have arrested a man believed to have cheated at least six elderly job-seekers, since May 2007, of mobile phones in exchange for jobs as cleaners.
As part of the job requirement, the victims were told to sign up for mobile phone lines. After the victims had duly applied for the phone lines and bought the new mobile phones, the conman would take the mobile phones, promising to return them to the victims the following day, when he would bring the victims to their new workplace. Of course, after handing over the mobile phones, the victims would not see the conman again. The handphones would have been sold for cash. There were also no real jobs waiting for the victims in the first place.
The 38-year-old Chinese man was arrested today at 2pm . He will be charged in court on 29 Mar 08 for the offence of Cheating under Sec 420 of the Penal Code, Cap 224.
Commander Bedok Police Division Deputy Assistant Commissioner Lim Kok Thai said, “Let this be a strong signal to would-be criminals that police take a very serious view such offences and will go all out to apprehend those that break the law“. In addition, Police remind members of public to be wary when they encounter cases of such similar nature and call the police should they sense something amiss.
Police believe there may be others who have fallen prey to similar scams and urge them to lodge a police report if they have not done so.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

28 March 2008 @9.00pm

Source: www.spf.gov.sg Media Release 28 Mar 2008

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