Scammers tricked 17-year-old foreign student into becoming their ‘undercover agent’

Worried about getting into trouble with the authorities and wanting to bring honour to his family, Peter took his role seriously. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - When scammers posing as China officials demanded he pay a $60,000 fine for money laundering offences, a frightened 17-year-old foreign student agreed to become their "undercover agent" to combat fraud.

The Secondary 4 student from China was told he would be forgiven for his crimes and, if he performed well, would even be recommended to join the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) some day.

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