SG cops arrest five members of a syndicate for alleged involvement in WhatsApp scam

In one variant of the scam, syndicate members will pretend to be friends and relatives of the genuine user of the WhatsApp account and request for online gift cards. — Bloomberg

SINGAPORE: Five people were arrested for their suspected involvement in a scam involving the takeover of WhatsApp accounts.

Criminal Investigation Department officers arrested four men – aged between 27 and 37 – and a 34-year-old woman during an operation conducted on Nov 29 and 30, said police on Friday (Dec 3).

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