Police have arrested a 66-year-old man who is suspected to be involved in multiple cases of employment scams.
According to police reports made between March and May, the suspect would promise victims that he could assist with work visa applications to Australia. However, after collecting deposits from victims, he failed to deliver on the promises and became uncontactable.
Preliminary investigations revealed that he might have collected about $30,000 in total. After establishing his identity, the suspect was arrested on Tuesday (Aug 8).
Investigations against the suspect are in progress.
Anyone found guilty of cheating under Section 420 of the Penal Code may be punished with an imprisonment term of up to 10 years, and shall also be liable to fine.
Police would like to advise the public to be wary of such scams and to verify the credentials of any prospective agents with the relevant authorities
before proceeding with the applications and making payment.