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| 06 Apr 2020
We would like to alert the public on the increase in unauthorised transactions using stolen credit/debit cards and credit/debit card information. In 2019, at least 695 police reports of unauthorised use of credit or debit cards, which is an increase of 140 from the 555 reports received in 2018, with total losses amounting to at least $4 million.
In most cases, the unauthorised transactions took place after the credit or debit cards were stolen. However, in some cases, the unauthorised transactions took place as a result of credit or debit card information being compromised after the cardholders divulged their card details and One-Time Passwords (OTPs) to unknown persons via unsolicited emails, SMSes or phone calls.
The Police and NCPC would like to remind members of the public that unauthorised use of another person’s credit or debit card is a serious offence. Members of the public are advised to adopt the following crime prevention measures:
If you wish to provide any information related to such crimes, please call the Police hotline at 1800-255-0000, or submit it online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness. If you require urgent Police assistance, please dial ‘999’.
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