An increasing number of scams are on the rise these days.
Earlier today, a 60 year old man (Mohd Ramlee Ab Samad) was charged with 85 counts of cheating in a Haj tour scam, the Straits Times reports.
Ramlee had deceived the victims into handing over their passports and money amounting close to SGD $100k with the false promise of a Haj trip.
The victims had made payments only to realize they were not getting any flights and visa details.
“Investigations uncovered evidence that the man had deceived the victims into handing over their passports and monies amounting to more than $98,000 with the false promise of a haj trip”, a spokesperson from the police mentioned.
Ramlee could be fined and jailed up to 10 years for each count of cheating.