Three men will be charged for selling bank details to scammers
SINGAPORE — After responding to an online message promising him quick cash in exchange for a bank account, he allegedly gave a stranger who offered him $900 his ATM card with the personal identification number, his bank account password and a prepaid SIM card.
The 33-year-old will be charged on Friday with helping another person control the benefits of criminal conduct.
He is among three men who will be charged with allegedly selling their bank details which ended up being used to launder at least $370,000 from various scams involving at least eight victims, police said in a statement on Thursday (September 1). .
One, 22, reportedly responded to a Facebook post in November last year promising quick cash if he agreed to rent out his bank account.
He was contacted by a stranger who offered him RM1,600 per month in exchange for his bank account.
The man allegedly provided the person with his bank account username, password, and one-time password.
He will be accused of helping strangers gain unauthorized access to the bank’s computer system.
A 19-year-old also faces a similar charge.
He reportedly made a deal with a stranger on Telegram to open bank accounts and hand over control of them in exchange for money.
He also faces a charge of cheating, after he allegedly tricked banks into opening two accounts and later handed over the username, password and one-time password for both accounts to the unknown person. .
Police said they are taking a serious stance against anyone who may be involved in scams and that perpetrators will be dealt with in accordance with the law.
Police said: “To avoid being complicit in these crimes, members of the public should always reject seemingly attractive money-making opportunities promising quick and easy payments for the use of their bank accounts, or for allow their personal accounts to be used to receive and transfer money for others.
“Remember that you will be held responsible if these are related to crimes.”