SINGAPORE – More than 300 people are assisting with investigations following their suspected involvement in a range of scams where victims lost more than $8.2 million.
The police said on Saturday (July 17) that the suspects, aged between 15 and 77, comprise 210 men and 92 women.
They are believed to be involved in more than 800 reported cases of Internet love scams, e-commerce scams, government official impersonation scams, China official impersonation scams, investment scams, job scams, fake gambling platform scams and loan scams.
“The police take a serious stance against any person who may be involved in scams, and perpetrators will be dealt with in accordance with the law,” they said.
The probe into the suspects comes following a two-week operation between July 3 and 16, which involved officers from the Commercial Affairs Department and seven police land divisions.
The suspects are being investigated for cheating, money laundering or providing…