In a news release by the Singapore Police Force on Friday (July 22), it is said that a 48-year-old man has been arrested for his alleged role in multiple employment scams
According to the police, it started to receive reports about the scam in late June. The victims, who were job seekers, posted their resumes on social media platforms, the suspect then contacted them and arranged for interviews.
During the interviews, the suspect collected money from the job-seekers as "agent fees". After he received the money, he slipped away by saying that he needed to prepare for receipts.
The suspect was arrested along Lorong 27 Geylang at about 10 pm on Thursday (July 21). Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect was involved in several similar cases.
The suspect will be charged in court on Saturday, he faces maximum 10 years imprisonment and a fine.
Police remind members of public to be wary of strangers who claimed to be employment agents and to verify their identities before handing over money or entering into any transactions with them.