A Malaysia-based cheating syndicate made S$1.25 million within the first five months of 2015 using a “credit for sex” scam. The modus operanti of “credit for sex” scam is to put up profiles of freelance prostitutes on social media applications like WeChat and then entice the victim for a prostitution deal. The victim will then be instructed to purchase online credit like iTune credit or cards from AXS machines, and send a photo of the receipts along with the cards’ Personal Identification Number (PIN) to a specified email accounts for the “prostitute” to claim credits.
Today in the State Courts, a Malaysian cheat was charged for abetting to cheat using the same scam. Malaysian Liew Yii Tern, 22, faced three charges for cheating and one charge for receiving a stolen ATM card. The public prosecutor is adding more charges pending an ongoing police investigations.