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Fourteen people are being investigated for their suspected involvement in various cases of scams involving more than $380,000.
The police said in a statement that six men and eight women, aged between 15 and 67, were rounded up in a two-day operation conducted between Feb 28 and Mar 1.
The suspects are being investigated for the offence of cheating, which carries a punishment of imprisonment for up to 10 years and a fine under the Penal Code, or money laundering, which carries a punishment of imprisonment for up to 10 years and/or a fine of up to $500,000 under the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act.
The police said that they will continue such enforcement operations and take firm action against any party involved in scams.
Members of the public are advised to take the following precautions to avoid becoming a scam victim.
"Persons found to have allowed their bank accounts to be used by criminals may also be investigated and prosecuted," said the police in a statement.
"To avoid being an accomplice to a money laundering offence, members of the public should always reject requests to use your bank accounts, as your account may be used to launder the proceeds of crime."
For scam-related advice, members of the public may call the anti-scam helpline at 1800-722- 6688 or go to www.scamalert.sg