71 arrested for allegedly perpetrating job scams by selling their bank accounts, SingPass credentials

 71 arrested for allegedly perpetrating job scams by selling their bank accounts, SingPass credentials

A total of 71 individuals, aged between 16 and 62, were nabbed for their suspected involvement in perpetrating job scams during a four-day enforcement operation.

During the anti-scam operation conducted from September 20 to September 23, officers from the Commercial Affairs Department and seven SPF Land Divisions mounted simultaneous island-wide raids that left to the arrest of 59 men and 12 women.

“Investigations against 62 of them are ongoing for allegedly selling their bank accounts and selling their SingPass credentials to criminal syndicates to create new bank accounts, in some cases for returns as much as $1,500 for each bank account sold,” police said.

Some are also believed to have rented out their bank accounts to scammers or assisted them by carrying out bank transfers and withdrawals.

Separately, 22 men and seven women will be charged in court on Friday (Sep 24) for various offences connected to money mule activities.

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