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E-FECT was formed amid a backdrop of rising e-commerce scams.
According to the latest crime figures, e-commerce scams increased by Common scams involved electronic products and tickets to events and attractions, police added.
However, the investigation done by E-FECT was thorough enough to corroborate the scams conducted and the scammer has been charged in court, ASP Esh said, adding that he is unable to offer more details as it is still before the courts.
Some of their tricks include getting images of what appear to be legitimate tickets or make listings that seem genuine, she revealed.
Some sellers even provide images of their identity card or driving licence to add another layer of credibility in their listings, ASP Esh chimed in. This is why he advised consumers to be wary and opt for things like escrow payment, where funds are only released after the buyer confirms the receipt of the product or service.
Online marketplace Carousell, for example, offers its CarouPay payment option - which is key given that police said 70 per cent of e-commerce scams in took place on its platform.
The alternative would be to go for cash-on-delivery payment, ASP Esh said.