Two women arrested for online love scam

Two women aged 31 and 40 have been arrested for their suspected involvement in an online love scam.
Two women aged 31 and 40 have been arrested for their suspected involvement in an online love scam.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Two women aged 31 and 40 have been arrested for their suspected involvement in an online love scam.

On Sunday (July 17), police received a report of a case of cheating through such a scam.

The 41-year-old victim had gotten to know an unidentified man online in May and was led to believe that she was getting into a romantic relationship, police said in a news release on Thursday (July 21).

She was eventually convinced to transfer close to £43,500 (S$78,000) to an overseas bank account on two occasions before being advised by a friend to lodge a police report.

Following investigations by officers from Bedok Division, the suspects' identities were established and they were arrested along Bedok Road on Monday.

Cash amounting to $20,000 was recovered from one of the suspects, police said.

Investigations are ongoing.