In the month of May, the police received several reports from victims who said they had been cheated by an online seller on Carousell.
The seller claimed to be ‘running a Hari Raya Puasa celebration promotion’, selling gold jewellery at discounted prices.
After the victims made payments via bank transfer, the seller became uncontactable.
Two teenagers, a man and a woman both aged 19, have been arrested.
Made false police report to ‘cover tracks’
Further investigations also found that the two had lodged a false police report, claiming that the woman had misplaced her personal belongings together with her bank access credentials.
Police investigations are ongoing.