Police nab serial house rental and renovation scammer

The items, which included SIM cards, ATM cards and bank transaction slips, seized from the suspect.
The items, which included SIM cards, ATM cards and bank transaction slips, seized from the suspect. PHOTO: SPF

SINGAPORE - A 30-year-old man believed to be involved in a series of cheating cases involving house rental and renovation scams, has been arrested.

The police said on Friday (July 7) received multiple reports from victims between May and July this year.

They had advertised online for rental of units, and the suspect responded pretending to be a housing agent.

He then became uncontactable after collecting the rental fees from them.

Officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division and Clementi Police Division arrested him at Block 194 Pandan Loop on Thursday, after extensive ground enquiries.

They seized paraphernalia such as SIM cards, ATM cards, credit cards, bank transaction slips, two handphones and notebooks.

The suspect is also believed to be involved in renovation scams, preliminary investigations revealed.

If convicted of cheating, he could be jailed up to 10 years and fined.