04 Sep '11, 4am

Duo arrested for car rental scam: Police have arrested a 38-year-old man and a 28-year-old w...

Duo arrested for car rental scam: Police have arrested a 38-year-old man and a 28-year-old w...

Police have arrested a 38-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman who are believed to be involved in a series of car rental scams that took place at a shop in Golden Mile Tower. Since Aug 24, at least 90 victims responded to an advertisement in the newspapers that offered cars for rental at a discounted price for Hari Raya. The victims paid deposits of between $150 and $500 depending on the model of the cars they intended to rent and the period of rental. Read also Workshop owner not behind car rental scam The suspects collected about $30,000 in all from their victims. The victims were told to collect their vehicles from the car rental shop on Aug 28. The scam unfolded when the victims arrived at the car rental office located along Beach Road to collect the rental vehicles and found it closed. The victims were also unable to contact the car rental dealers thereafter. The susp...

Full article: http://www.asiaone.com/Motoring/News/Story/A1Story2011090...

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