2 men arrested for cheating e-commerce site of $69k by claiming not to have received purchases

Two men, aged 23 and 24, were arrestedĀ for their suspected involvement in cheating an e-commerce platform of more than $69,000.

The police said in a statement that they received a report on Nov 6 that multiple suspicious refund transactions were made on an e-commerce platform.

"Through follow-up investigations, officers from Central Police Division established the identity of the two men and arrested them separately on Wednesday (Nov 11) and Thursday (Nov 12)," said the police.

"Items amounting to about $6000 were recovered and seized."

Preliminary investigations revealed that the two men are believed to have created multiple accounts to purchase items from the e-commerce platform.

After receiving the items, they had allegedly submitted requests for refund claiming that they had not received the items.

The duo is believed to have performed close to 50 refund transactions amounting to more than $69,000.

Investigations are ongoing.

The offence of cheating carries an imprisonment term up to ten years and a fine.

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