Woman arrested for allegedly acting as money mule in smartphone delivery scam

Police on Tuesday arrested a 25-year-old woman on suspicion of acting as a money mule in a delivery order scam.

The scam involved the posting of online advertisements on the sale of smartphones on popular websites at below market prices to entice victims.

To avoid detection, the woman, who has an account with a local bank, is believed to have been recruited as a money mule to transfer the proceeds of crime.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect's role was to remit any inflow of funds to an overseas bank account. In return, she will earn a percentage of commission from the funds remitted.

Commander of Central Police Division, Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Police Daniel Tan, advised the public against helping others that they have met on line to make fund transfers.