26 Oct '11, 8am

Police nab three for mobile phone scam

SINGAPORE: Police have arrested three Vietnamese aged between 25 and 33 for their suspected involvement in at least six cases of cheating where genuine mobile phones were swapped with imitation China-made phones at mobile phone shops. A statement by the police said that the suspects would patronise such shops on the pretext of selling genuine phones. As part of the ruse, they would allow the shop owners to examine the condition of the phones before negotiating on the selling prices. Once the deals were set, they would request to wrap the phones using pieces of paper and giving false promises that they would return within a week to buy back the phones. The unsuspecting shop owners then left the suspects to do the wrapping while they attended to other customers in their shops. It was only when the suspects left that the shop owners discovered that the wrapped mobile phones w...

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