Man arrested for using stolen credit card info to make unauthorised transactions of over $1,270

A 38-year-old man who allegedly stole credit card information to make unauthorised transactions amounting to more than $1,270 has been arrested.

The police received two reports from two victims on May 3 and May 19 respectively after discovering that several unauthorised transactions had been made with their credit cards.

These unauthorised transactions were made between January 2019 and April 2020.

Through investigations, officers from the Commercial Affairs Department established that the man had allegedly obtained the credit card information of both victims.

The man was arrested on Monday (July 20).

"A router, two mobile phones and a stored value card were seized as case exhibits," said the police.

"The man will be charged in court on Wednesday (July 22) with unauthorised access to computer materials," they added in a statement.

The offence carries a fine of up to $5,000, a jail term of up to two years, or both.   

Members of the public are advised to adopt the following crime prevention measures:


• Keep your credit or debit cards safe with you at all times;

• Inform the card-issuing bank immediately when you discover the loss of your credit or debit cards;

• Opt in for SMS notifications to be sent to your mobile phone for any charges incurred on your credit or debit cards; and

• Check your bank statements and alert the bank immediately should there be any discrepancies or unauthorised charges.


• Give out your credit or debit card details to unknown persons;

• Reveal your OTPs to anyone; and

• Expose your credit or debit cards. Keep them in your purse or wallet until you are ready to make your purchase.