SINGAPORE: The police are investigating a case of “intentional harassment” involving foodpanda supply orders that had been despatched to a Housing Board flat in Joo Seng, after a resident posted images about “prank orders”.
The police mentioned they had been alerted to the incident at Block 7 Higher Aljunied Lane on Friday (Feb 19) at about 7.30pm.
Photographs posted on Fb on Friday evening confirmed a number of foodpanda supply riders, sporting the corporate’s pink shirt, gathered on the foot of a housing block.
Cops can be seen within the images, which had been posted by a person who mentioned she is a resident of the property.
The resident wrote that 12 riders had been gathered on the block, with “more coming”.
“Prank orders according to one of them,” she wrote.
Foodpanda is trying into the matter, a spokesperson for the firm informed CNA on Saturday.
When requested about whether or not they had been prank orders and if any cost was made for the orders, foodpanda mentioned: “The cash on delivery option is offered for users who may not have access to cashless payment options so as to offer an inclusive service to our customers.
“We attraction for the accountable use of meals supply providers and money on supply choice in consideration of meals supply riders who’re working exhausting around the clock to ship sizzling meals to our houses.”
In April final 12 months, the Singapore Police Power (SPF) issued an advisory saying that unlicensed moneylenders have more and more been making use of meals supply providers to harass debtors.
“The unlicensed moneylenders would order large quantities of food or make multiple orders on the same day, and arrange for the food to be delivered to the debtors’ homes, often late at night,” police mentioned.
Meals was typically delivered to debtors’ relations. The meals supply rider would then request cost from the debtors or recipients of the orders, mentioned SPF.
“Those who deliberately cause annoyance and disruption to public sense of safety, peace and security will be arrested and dealt with severely in accordance with the law,” the police mentioned then.