13 Apr '11, 9am

Man jailed 10 months for rental vehicle scam

Man jailed 10 months for rental vehicle scam

Syamsul Hilal Ismail, 29, who came up with a rental vehicle scam to cheat his victims has been jailed for 10 months. -- PHOTO: SPF A MAN who came up with a rental vehicle scam to cheat his victims has been jailed for 10 months. Since Syamsul Hilal Ismail, 29, was in need of money to pay off his debts in 2010, he posted an advertisement at the websites www.gumtree.sg and www.cars.sg-rentals.com. He downloaded pictures of different models of vehicles from the Internet and uploaded them onto his advertisement, inviting customers to rent vehicles during the Hari Raya period. The victims responded and paid him amounts ranging from $200 to $550 between August and September 2010. In two cases, he claimed that he could give out loans to low-income earners and duped them into transferring an upfront interest of $1,000 into his bank account. Deputy Public Prosecutor Amardeep Singh t...

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