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Man arrested for allegedly cheating Lazada over S$100,000

SINGAPORE — The police have arrested a 39-year-old man for his alleged involvement in cheating e-commerce company Lazada of more than S$100,000.

Man arrested for allegedly cheating Lazada over S$100,000

A desktop computer, mobile phones and SIM cards that were used for alleged fraudulent activities on Lazada.

SINGAPORE — The police have arrested a 39-year-old man for his alleged involvement in cheating e-commerce company Lazada of more than S$100,000.

In a news release on Thursday (Aug 19), the police said that they received a report on Monday of “suspected fraudulent activities” on the retail platform.

A seller had “masqueraded” as buyers and allegedly defrauded Lazada of more than S$100,000 by abusing its voucher payments and buyers’ refund schemes, they added. No other details were given.

Through follow-up investigations and with the help of Lazada, officers from the Commercial Affairs Department established the identity of the man and arrested him on Aug 18 in the vicinity of Silat Avenue near Bukit Merah.

A desktop computer, mobile phones and SIM cards that were used in the man’s alleged fraudulent activities were seized.

If found guilty of cheating, the man can be jailed up to 10 years and fined.

“The police take a serious view of persons who may be involved in scams and frauds, and perpetrators will be dealt with in accordance with the law,” they said.

Investigations into the case are ongoing.

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