6 teens arrested for phone scam

The police have arrested six teenagers, aged 13 to 15, for a series of scams involving the use of victims' mobile phones to buy game credits.

The five boys and one girl arrested are believed to be involved in more than 10cases islandwide.

Most cases occurred at LAN gaming centres. The culprits would borrow mobile phones from others on the pretext that the batteries of their own mobile phones had gone flat.

They would then use the borrowed mobile phones to send SMSes to purchase game credits before returning them to the unsuspecting victims.

The victims would realise something was amiss only when they received their phone bills. Investigations against the six suspects are ongoing.

The cases have been classified as cheating. If convicted, they can be jailed up to 10 years and fined.

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