SINGAPORE: Two males have been arrested for his or her alleged involvement in a collection of e-commerce scams involving the sale of counterfeit Apple AirPods in Carousell, police mentioned on Saturday (March 18).
Between March 11 and 15, police said that they obtained a number of stories from victims who suspected that they had been tricked into shopping for faux AirPods.
“The counterfeit AirPods had been offered as genuine and deceptively packaged in sealed packing containers with serial numbers. Nevertheless, after the victims obtained the merchandise, the objects had been discovered to be counterfeit,” police mentioned in a press launch.
The 2 males, ages 26 and 31, had been arrested Friday after officers established their identities by means of follow-up investigations.
Eighteen packing containers of counterfeit Apple AirPods and three cellphones had been seized as a part of the case, police added.
The couple was charged in courtroom on Saturday with dishonest, against the law that may carry a jail time period of as much as 10 years and a advantageous.
Police mentioned they take a severe stance towards anybody concerned in scams and that perpetrators can be handled severely in accordance with the legislation.