SINGAPORE: A total of 236 suspects are being investigated by the police for their roles as swindlers or money mules in scam cases where victims lost more than S$6.1mil (RM18.74mil).
The suspects, aged between 14 and 78, are said to be involved in over 770 cases of scams, including Internet love scams, e-commerce scams and China officials impersonation scams.
Other types of scam used to cheat victims include investment scams, job scams, business e-mail impersonation scams and loan scams.
The suspects – 163 men and 73 women – were caught during an islandwide police operation between Nov 6 and Nov 18.
They are under probe for cheating offences, money laundering and providing payment services without a licence.
The police said they take a serious stance against anyone who may be involved in scams and perpetrators will be dealt with in accordance…