Two held for cheating in fake Apple AirPods scam

Two held for cheating in fake Apple AirPods scam

The police said two men have been arrested on Saturday for suspected involvement in a series of e-commerce scams involving the sale of counterfeit Apple AirPods on Carousell, as well as several reports from victims who believed they were cheated into buying fake AirPods.

The counterfeit AirPods were presented as authentic and deceptively packaged in sealed boxes with serial numbers. The police said after the victims received the products, the items were found to be counterfeits.

The two men, aged 26 and 31, were arrested on Friday after officers established their identities through follow-up investigations.

The police said eighteen boxes of counterfeit Apple AirPods and three mobile phones were seized as case exhibits.

The couple were charged with cheating on Saturday, an offense that can carry a jail term of up to 10 years and a fine.

The police said they take a serious view against anyone involved in scams and perpetrators will be dealt with sternly in accordance with the law.