Man used multiple Carousell accounts to 'sell' staycation hotel tickets -- then went MIA after getting money

A 29-year-old man was charged in court today (Sep 13) for his suspected involvement in a series of online hotel booking scams.

The man had created multiple Carousell accounts and used them to upload listings on the site, said the police in a news release.

He then became uncontactable after victims had transferred the money to him.

The man was arrested on Sep 11.

Two mobile phones and a laptop were seized as case exhibits.

If sentenced, he may face a jail term of up to 10 years, and also be liable to a fine.

In a statement, the police said there were at least 11 reports of online purchase scams involving staycation hotel tickets between July and September this year.

They advise the public to be more wary when shopping online.

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