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A 35-year-old man was charged in court on Saturday (June 17) for allegedly using a stolen credit card to make purchases of more than $12,000.
The police said they received a report from a woman on May 14 after she discovered that several unauthorised transactions had been made with her credit card.
Through follow-up investigations, officers from the Commercial Affairs Department established the suspect's identity and arrested him on June 16.
"Preliminary investigations revealed that the man is believed to have used the victim’s credit card for purchases such as jewellery amounting to more than $12,000," police added.
The man was charged in court on Saturday with cheating, which carries an imprisonment term of up to 10 years and a fine.
All credit and debit card holders are advised to call their card-issuing banks immediately if their cards are lost or stolen, and to adopt the following crime prevention measures.
Keep your credit or debit cards safe with you at all times;
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.
Do not give out your credit or debit card details to unknown persons;
Do not reveal your OTPs to anyone; and
Do not expose your credit or debit cards. Keep the cards in your purse or wallet until you are ready to make your purchases.