Singapore Police Force (SPF) has arrested a 34-year-old woman who is believed to be involved in a job scam.
The Police said that it received a report from a victim on 12 October 2016, informing that the suspect had collected money from her on the pretext of a job offer. The victim then paid the suspect a deposit for the job offer, however the suspect became uncontactable thereafter.
Officers from Tanglin Division then conducted investigations and established the identity of the suspect and arrested her along Lorong 23 Geylang on Thursday (7 December 2016).
The suspect will be charged in the State Courts on 8 December 2016 for an offence of Cheating, under Section 420 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224. Any person convicted of an offence of Cheating, may be jailed for a term of not extending more than 10 years for each offence.
The Police advise members of the public to adopt the following crime prevention measures:
- Seek employment service(s) from a licensed employment agent.
- Be suspicious of employers that require upfront payment before you start work
- Ignore job advertisements of a dubious nature
- Be wary of job offers that promise high returns for very little effort
- Contact the Police if you are a victim