SINGAPORE – A total of 321 people are being investigated by the police over scams where victims lost more than $8.4 million.
The suspects – 196 men and 125 women aged between 16 and 75 – are believed to be involved in 578 cases, including Internet love, e-commerce and China officials impersonation scams.
In a statement released on Saturday (May 8), the police said the suspected scammers and money mules are being investigated for the offences of cheating, money laundering or providing payment services without a licence.
The probe comes after a two-week enforcement operation that ended on Friday.
As the authorities are still investigating, no arrests have been made so far, added the police.
The police advise members of the public to reject requests by others to use their bank accounts or mobile lines in order to avoid being an accomplice to crimes.
The penalty for aggravated cheating includes a fine and imprisonment of up to 10 years.