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34-year-old woman arrested for job scam in Singapore



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The Singapore Police Force has recently arrested a 34-year-old woman who was believed to be involved in a job scam.

According to the press release, the police received a report on 12 October from a victim informing that the suspect had collected money from her on the pretext of a job offer. Following that, the victim proceeded to pay the suspect a deposit for the job. However, the suspect was uncontactable thereafter.

Through intensive investigations, officers from Tanglin Division established the identity of the suspect. She was then arrested along Lorong 23 Geylang on 7 December 2016.

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The suspect was charged in the State Courts on 8 December 2016 for an offence of cheating, under Section 420 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224. Anyone convicted of an offence of cheating may be jailed for a term of not extending more than 10 years for each offence.

In light of the trend in job scams, the police advises the following crime prevention measures:

  • Seek employment service(s) from a licensed employment agent.
  • Be suspicious of employers that require upfront payment before you start work
  • Ignore job advertisements of a dubious nature
  • Be wary of job offers that promise high returns for very little effort
  • Contact the police if you are a victim

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