4 men arrested after selling counterfeit phones to victims at $600 each

If the price is too good to be true, it probably is.

Four men, aged between 27 and 49, have been arrested for their suspected involvement in a series of cheating cases.

The police said in a statement that they received three reports between Mar 9 and Mar 17 from victims alleging that four men had sold them counterfeit phones.

The men allegedly approached their victims and said they were short of cash.

They then proposed to sell various branded phones to the victims at a discounted price.

The phones were sold at $600 each and the victims discovered the phones were fake after authenticating them at authorised retailers.

The police identified the men and arrested them on Mar 20 and 21.

Several mobile phones and accessories that were purportedly counterfeited were seized.

The men's personal mobile devices were also seized for further investigations.

The men will be charged in court on Mar 22 with the offence of cheating which carries a jail term of up to 10 years.

The police advise members of the public to only purchase items from authorised sellers or reputable sources, especially when buying high-value items.