A husband and wife team went to great lengths to set up a renovation company that had no intentions of fulfilling their obligations, and end up with them scamming $1.7m off their 'customers'.
The husband and wife, named as Aszrul Mohd Yusoff and Husniyati Omar, set up a renovation company called Carpentry Design Works in 2016. They even set up a showroom and office at Telok Kurau Road and Yishun Industrial Street 1 respectively. They posted the advertisements on Facebook, offering their renovation services as well giving off a free air-con unit. They even provided written agreements on the works to be done, but both never intended to honour their agreements.
In some cases, only hacking works were done, before the duo disappeared with the money. In all, a total of 89 people were scammed out of about S$1,796,000. Both the husband and wife are currently in jail serving sentences for other cheating cases.