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Singapore Insurance agent who posed as 'Lord Voldemort' jailed after demanding Bitcoin from clients

 

SINGAPORE: An insurance agent took revenge on former and potential clients who rejected his business by sending them threatening letters signed off as "Lord Voldemort".

For his actions, Myanmar national and Singapore permanent resident Ye Lin Myint, 36, was sentenced to jail for two years and five months on Tuesday (Jan 29).

 
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The court heard that Ye sent such letters to 33 people in total, demanding they each send him one Bitcoin, which was worth between S$6,500 and S$9,900 at the time.

The Prudential insurance agent, who is no longer with the company, began by mailing letters to the residential addresses of people he viewed as potential or former clients who rejected him.

They were either his current clients who failed to turn up for scheduled appointments with him, clients who cancelled insurance policies they previously bought from him, or potential clients who did not get insurance policies from him.

 
 
 
He began his preparations in July 2017, using his wife's laptop to create an email account with a Switzerland-based email service that did not require any personal information.

Ye also created a Bitcoin wallet to receive the cryptocurrency and linked it to the email account he had created under the name "Lord Voldemort". 

After sending several letters and emails to these clients and potential clients in August 2017, the insurance agent read a news article about unlicensed moneylenders pressuring debtors by harassing their neighbours.

He decided he would extend his harassment to the neighbours of his clients, and sent letters to them as well.

These letters threatened harassment of the neighbours' homes if they did not "urge" his clients to pay Ye what he had asked for.

One such email read: "For the past few months, I have been monitoring you and your wife and I know everything about you and your family. I know where you live, where you work. 

"I can make your life total humiliated and miserable [sic] in your Myanmar community. I can make you become jobless. I can even physically harm you and your wife and your parents if I want to."

The Singapore Police Force, along with Nee Soon Member of Parliament Lee Bee Wah, issued online advisories to warn those who received such letters not to respond to them.

 

None of the victims transferred Bitcoins to the accused, but all of them made police reports, Deputy Public Prosecutor Thiagesh Sukumaran said.

Ye was arrested after extensive investigations by the police, which included taking multiple victim statements and using DNA evidence to trace him.

SUSTAINED CAMPAIGN OF HARASSMENT

Ye pleaded guilty to five charges of criminal intimidation and eight charges under the Protection from Harassment Act, with another 30 charges taken into consideration.

The prosecution had asked for a jail term of three years and three months, saying that the accused had conducted "a persistent, relentless and sustained campaign of harassment".

"This is by far one of the worst cases of harassment prosecuted under the Protection from Harassment Act," said the prosecutor, pointing out the multiple victims and large degree of harassment including threats of fire and vandalism.

The defence said Ye had a clean record and was diagnosed with mild depression at the time of the offences.

He had also faced financial problems and family issues while working as an insurance agent, a job he had held since 2011.

 

District Judge Marvin Bay said he took note of these points, but added that Ye's messages were "malicious and even cruel", and he had resorted to threats in some cases.

In one instance, Ye told a victim: "Do you really want to stay stressful not knowing whether (your daughter) will be safe or not."

The judge said Ye's "fanciful use of character names such as Harry Potter's nemesis Lord Voldemort and Dr Bruce Banner, the genteel alter ego of Marvel character The Incredible Hulk" should not distract from the malign purpose of Ye's intimidating messages.

Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/jail-for-insurance-agent-who-posed-lord-voldermort-11179786

 

 

 

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Haha that guy sounds like a jilted lover 

 

Reminds me of this incidence, he must be crazy to think the bank or the person he was blackmailing would consider paying LOL

 

 

SINGAPORE - A 35-year-old man was arrested on Sunday (Sept 30) for allegedly attempting to extort $500,000 from Standard Chartered Bank.

The police said that they received a report last Thursday (Sept 27) from the bank saying that it had been threatened with leakage of confidential information.

The threats, which were mentioned in anonymous e-mails to the bank, also demanded $500,000 in exchange for non-leakage of the confidential information belonging to the bank.

Officers from Bedok Police Division were able to establish the identity of the suspect, and arrested him along Kovan Road on Sunday.

Several laptops and mobile phones were seized from the man in connection with the case, the police said.

He is believed to have used multiple fictitious e-mail accounts to deliver the threats to the bank.

 
 

Preliminary investigations also revealed that he may have used overseas registered mobile lines and "Virtual Private Network" services to mask his identity, in order to evade detection.

If found guilty of attempted extortion under Section 385 of the Penal Code, the man can be jailed for between two and five years, and caned.

In a statement, Standard Chartered Bank said: “We have actively engaged and assisted the relevant authorities on this matter involving an attempted extortion. This is not related to our customer data or systems which remain secure.

"This was an isolated incident and was not a result of an external cyber security-related threat. We would like to thank the Singapore Police Force for their swift actions in solving this case.”

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Hmmmm.....Got a anonymous dislike

 

Using my Sherlock homme

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Actually reading the article, looks like this burmese guy was targeting members of his own community, among others.

 

Insurance agent can get PR? I am surprised, and if indeed so successful as to qualify for PR he would not be so desperate for biz.

Wow. this is a pathetically bad attempt at scamming.

Ridiculous to us, but back in their country, maybe such threats have greater credibility, we don't know.
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People are so innovative these days and bold too....... is the Burmese community that big ?? Here in Singapore ??

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Actually reading the article, looks like this burmese guy was targeting members of his own community, among others.

 

Insurance agent can get PR? I am surprised, and if indeed so successful as to qualify for PR he would not be so desperate for biz.

Ridiculous to us, but back in their country, maybe such threats have greater credibility, we don't know.

Insurance agents are professionals leh. Many here are insurance agents leh.. even car salesmen (PI included) got PR leh.

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Singapore Insurance agent who posed as 'Lord Voldemort' jailed after demanding Bitcoin from clients

 

 

 

SINGAPORE: An insurance agent took revenge on former and potential clients who rejected his business by sending them threatening letters signed off as "Lord Voldemort".

For his actions, Myanmar national and Singapore permanent resident Ye Lin Myint, 36, was sentenced to jail for two years and five months on Tuesday (Jan 29).

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The court heard that Ye sent such letters to 33 people in total, demanding they each send him one Bitcoin, which was worth between S$6,500 and S$9,900 at the time.

The Prudential insurance agent, who is no longer with the company, began by mailing letters to the residential addresses of people he viewed as potential or former clients who rejected him.

They were either his current clients who failed to turn up for scheduled appointments with him, clients who cancelled insurance policies they previously bought from him, or potential clients who did not get insurance policies from him.

 

 

He began his preparations in July 2017, using his wife's laptop to create an email account with a Switzerland-based email service that did not require any personal information.

Ye also created a Bitcoin wallet to receive the cryptocurrency and linked it to the email account he had created under the name "Lord Voldemort".

After sending several letters and emails to these clients and potential clients in August 2017, the insurance agent read a news article about unlicensed moneylenders pressuring debtors by harassing their neighbours.

He decided he would extend his harassment to the neighbours of his clients, and sent letters to them as well.

These letters threatened harassment of the neighbours' homes if they did not "urge" his clients to pay Ye what he had asked for.

One such email read: "For the past few months, I have been monitoring you and your wife and I know everything about you and your family. I know where you live, where you work.

"I can make your life total humiliated and miserable [sic] in your Myanmar community. I can make you become jobless. I can even physically harm you and your wife and your parents if I want to."

The Singapore Police Force, along with Nee Soon Member of Parliament Lee Bee Wah, issued online advisories to warn those who received such letters not to respond to them.

 

 

 

None of the victims transferred Bitcoins to the accused, but all of them made police reports, Deputy Public Prosecutor Thiagesh Sukumaran said.

Ye was arrested after extensive investigations by the police, which included taking multiple victim statements and using DNA evidence to trace him.

SUSTAINED CAMPAIGN OF HARASSMENT

Ye pleaded guilty to five charges of criminal intimidation and eight charges under the Protection from Harassment Act, with another 30 charges taken into consideration.

The prosecution had asked for a jail term of three years and three months, saying that the accused had conducted "a persistent, relentless and sustained campaign of harassment".

"This is by far one of the worst cases of harassment prosecuted under the Protection from Harassment Act," said the prosecutor, pointing out the multiple victims and large degree of harassment including threats of fire and vandalism.

The defence said Ye had a clean record and was diagnosed with mild depression at the time of the offences.

He had also faced financial problems and family issues while working as an insurance agent, a job he had held since 2011.

District Judge Marvin Bay said he took note of these points, but added that Ye's messages were "malicious and even cruel", and he had resorted to threats in some cases.

In one instance, Ye told a victim: "Do you really want to stay stressful not knowing whether (your daughter) will be safe or not."

The judge said Ye's "fanciful use of character names such as Harry Potter's nemesis Lord Voldemort and Dr Bruce Banner, the genteel alter ego of Marvel character The Incredible Hulk" should not distract from the malign purpose of Ye's intimidating messages.

Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/jail-for-insurance-agent-who-posed-lord-voldermort-11179786

 

 

 

:XD::XD::XD:

Like that also can Kena dislike :XD:

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People are so innovative these days and bold too....... is the Burmese community that big ?? Here in Singapore ??

Pretty huge. Every April or May, they celebrate their new year at a open field. Huge tentage and comes with dj. The number of ppl attending is in the thousands.

 

Have two Myanmar colleagues. They told me their community is very close knit as in most of them know each other. And most of the 1st generation have land back in Myanmar. But their 2nd generation are mostly localised and prefer to take up citizenship here. 1st generation will go back and retire. But 2nd generation is like you and me, very Singaporean. Most of them are very frenly ppl.

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Hmmmm.....Got a anonymous dislike

 

Using my Sherlock homme ð¤£ð¤£detective skills, would presumably that you are a Myanmar national which explains your actions

 

Grow a beard and grow up ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£

If you can't handle the truth about the world. Unplug yourself from the internet, stay in your little well and be king of the hill

 

 

Absolutely zero sense of humour

 

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Not only Burmese , got Orang Asli , Iban, Dayaks ...... head hunters

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Insurance agents are professionals leh. Many here are insurance agents leh.. even car salesmen (PI included) got PR leh.

 

Please....

 

I've heard of cleaners and neighborhood hairdressers getting PR leh hahaha

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Like that also can Kena dislike :XD:

Lord Voldemort not happy he say him.

 

:D

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Why target burmese national?

 

It could be a singaporean insurance agent.

 

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No evidence leh.

 

Could also be a harry potter fanboy or girl.

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Actually reading the article, looks like this burmese guy was targeting members of his own community, among others.

 

Insurance agent can get PR? I am surprised, and if indeed so successful as to qualify for PR he would not be so desperate for biz.

Ridiculous to us, but back in their country, maybe such threats have greater credibility, we don't know.

 

Probably the flood gate already open liao so easier to get PR ?

 

I dont know enough, just guessing.

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got serve ns?

 

Usually only second generation will serve ns

 

He already 37 ....don't think so....but I could be wrong

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None of the victims transferred Bitcoins to the accused, but all of them made police reports, Deputy Public Prosecutor Thiagesh Sukumaran said.

Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/jail-for-insurance-agent-who-posed-lord-voldermort-11179786

 

 

I wonder how the DPP ascertained this to be true?

 

If some victims didn't make a police report, maybe the police don't even know they are victims? Maybe some transferred bitcoins over already and didn't report?

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People are so innovative these days and bold too....... is the Burmese community that big ?? Here in Singapore ??

Quite big after they open the maid sector. Actually most burmese cant speak english well . Only a handful. If xmm , i can take 2handful Edited by Angcheek

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Quite big after they open the maid sector. Actually most burmese cant speak english well . Only a handful. If xmm , i can take 2handfulð

U Sunday free go down Peninsula Plaza lah
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