A 28-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly using stolen credit card information to make unauthorized transactions amounting to over $3,200.
Police said in a statement Wednesday May 18 that they received a report on April 7 from a victim who discovered that several unauthorized online transactions had been made using his credit card information.
Agents from the Commercial Affairs Department established the woman’s identity and arrested her on Tuesday, May 17.
Preliminary investigations revealed that she allegedly stole the victim’s credit card information and then used it to make more than 30 unauthorized transactions.
She is also believed to be involved in two other similar reports filed in March and May this year.
Some clothing and three suitcases, which were allegedly purchased using the victim’s credit card information, were seized as exhibits.
The woman will be charged Thursday, May 19 by a court with cheating, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine.
Police would like to remind the public that unauthorized use of another person’s credit or debit card is a serious offence.
“The police take anyone who commits fraud seriously and the perpetrators will be dealt with in accordance with the law.
All credit/debit cardholders are advised to immediately call their card-issuing bank if their credit or debit card is lost or stolen and adopt the following crime prevention measures :
To do :
Keep your credit or debit cards safe with you at all times;
Activate the sending of SMS notifications to your mobile phone for all charges incurred on your credit or debit cards; and
Check your bank statements and alert the bank immediately if there are discrepancies or unauthorized charges.
Do not disclose your credit or debit card details to strangers;
Do not reveal your OTPs to anyone; and
Do not expose your credit or debit cards. Keep them in your purse or wallet until you’re ready to shop.