SG cops arrest 35 in four-day operation investigating 1,200 cases of scams involving S$31mil

Victims in job scams were typically lured by online or social media advertisements about fast-paying jobs and told to order increasingly expensive items online, purportedly to boost their sales figures, said the police. — AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star

SINGAPORE: The police arrested 29 men and six women, aged 16 to 66, during a four-day operation targeting investment and job scams as well as those who sell their SingPass accounts to fraudsters.

The suspects and another 255 individuals assisting with investigations are believed to be connected to some 1,200 cases involving more than S$31mil (RM96.10mil), said the police on Sunday (March 27) in a statement.

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