19-year-old arrested over scam involving ZoukOut tickets

19-year-old arrested over scam involving ZoukOut tickets

ZoukOut 2017
Last year's ZoukOut event. (Photo: Zouk Singapore)

SINGAPORE: A 19-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday (Dec 18) for allegedly cheating victims into buying tickets for ZoukOut, an annual dance and music festival.

According to the police in a news release on Wednesday, several victims had lodged reports between November and December, saying that they were cheated by a seller who offered the tickets on online marketplace Carousell.

After the victims made payment via bank transfer, the seller became uncontactable.

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The suspect was arrested on Tuesday along Jalan Bukit Merah. Preliminary investigations show that he is believed to have been involved in more than 10 cases of e-commerce scams, police said.

The man will be charged on Thursday with cheating, which carries a jail term of up to 10 years and a fine.

For more information on scans, the public can visit scamalert.sg or call the anti-scam hotline at 1800-722-6688.

Source: CNA/gs(dt)