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A 18-year-old teenager has been arrested for her suspected involvement in a series of cheating cases, where she allegedly offered nude materials and became uncontactable after receiving payment.
The police said they received a report on October 28, 2020, from a victim who claimed to have been cheated after responding to an online advertisement that purportedly offered nude materials upon payment.
After payments were made via bank transfer, the other party allegedly became uncontactable.
Through follow-up investigations, officers from Jurong Police Division established the identity of the teenager and arrested her on Thursday (Jan 21).
"Preliminary investigations revealed that the teenager is allegedly involved in other similar cheating cases," police added.
Investigations are ongoing.
The offence of cheating carries a jail term of up to 10 years and a fine.
In a statement, the police said they take a serious view of anyone who may be involved in scams and frauds, and perpetrators will be dealt with in accordance with the law.
Members of the public are advised to adopt the following crime prevention measures:
Be wary of friend requests or online listings offering escort, massage or sexual services, as they may be fraudulent in nature.
Scammers may employ scare tactics to threaten victims into making more payments. Remain calm and do not accede to their requests.
Do not give out your personal details such as your credit card information freely.
For more information on scams, you may visit scamalert.sg or call the Anti-Scam hotline at 1800-722-6688.
Anyone with information on such scams may call the police hotline at 1800-255 0000 or submit information online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness.