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  1. Ccssgm

    Scam in SMS and Phone Call

    S'porean raises suspicion about scam in phone call The SMS that Mr Mohamed (above) received. -- TNP Pictures: ARUL JOHN THE SMS message on his phone said he had won $5,000 from Malaysian oil company Petronas. But Mr Mohamed Omar Mahadi thought it was odd. Especially since neither he nor his wife had visited Malaysia since 2001 or taken part in any Petronas lucky draw. Still, he was curious and decided to call the number on the phone to find out more. A man with a Filipino accent answered. Mr Mohamed, 26, a pest control operator, recounted: 'He congratulated me and asked for my handphone number and bank account number. He also told me to visit a bank branch and inform the teller of my win. 'I told him I thought this was a scam and asked to speak to someone higher up in Petronas. That was when he warned me not to call the number again, uttered a vulgarity and hung up.' DIFFERENT DETAILS Mr Mohamed lodged a police report that same day on 25 Jun. He also looked up Petronas' website and found out that its contact details were different from those listed in the SMS message. Mr Mohamed said the SMS message appeared to be linked to some overseas calls his wife had received about two weeks before his SMS message arrived. Madam Dian, 26, a partner in her husband's pest control company, said the woman who called her identified herself as Mary, and wanted to speak to her husband. She gave the caller Mr Mohamed's handphone number. Madam Dian said: 'After that, I felt something was wrong, so I called my husband and told him not to answer the phone when he heard an overseas dial tone. He took my advice.' Madam Dian said that Mary continued to call her several times that day and insisted on speaking to her husband. Mary told Madam Dian that she was working for a company called ISS but did not elaborate. The next day, she called again and said she was from a Canadian company conducting a survey on small businesses in Singapore.' Madam Dian said: 'In later calls, she even became very rude and demanded to speak to him.' The woman, and later a man, continued to call Madam Dian for about 20 more times over several days. When The New Paper called the phone number shown in Mr Mohamed's SMS message, a man with a Filipino accent, who identified himself as Mr Sony, claimed we had called Petronas Centre at KLCC in Malaysia. Mr Sony, who claimed that he was a telephone operator, said that the prize money was given out in conjunction with Petronas' 34th anniversary this year and winners would have their money transferred to their bank accounts via Petronas' bank account in Singapore. He hung up when he realised he was speaking to the press. Petronas spokesman Wilson Lee said the SMS message that Mr Mohamed received was part of an SMS scam which had been reported in the Malaysian press recently. He said it may have been started by Indonesians or an Indonesia-based syndicate, and also targeted some Malaysian telcos and Malaysian cable TV network Astro. He said Petronas had lodged several police reports about the matter I also Ever Received Call from Hong Kong and Malaysia
  2. VteckiCk

    Car Insurance Scam??

    93K u'd think someone nearly died in this accident... Higher than the car value.. 5k maybe even excessive. Taking this as real and not fake news, how to dispute such insurance claims?
  3. Received a call from 'Singtel Telecom' yesterday via Viber. In fact, i've maybe received only 1 call from a friend via Viber 3-4 yr ago, so didn't immediately recognise it was via Viber... The whole screen of my phone showed the caller's profile pic, which was the official SingTel logo, so i was initially wondering why SingTel called me out of the blue via special mode (not phone call, not whatsapp call, not wechat call, not skype call - the only 4 i'm familiar with)... Then the ang mo sounding fella said he's calling from Singtel Telecom, and that there's some lucky draw and that my phone number has won a prize of $50,000. I had just finished a discussion with colleagues when the phone rang, so my mind wasn't v clear yet, and didn't immediately knew/decided it's a scam, partly cos got influenced by the SingTel logo, and also the price of $50k is not like those $500 mil that i've come across before from those Nigerians... And the fella actually read out my phone number and asked if that was my number. He then asked me to 'give him my name', in order to proceed. It was at this point that my mind became clear and alert again - on the occasions when Telcos or banks call me, they will authenticate by stressing 'for verification purpose', which this fella didn't say. I strung him along, and asked shouldn't they my name if they're from SingTel? At this point, the fella must have detected the first doubt from me, and still tried to substantiate it, saying that he's really calling from Singtel Telecom, in 'Changi International Airport'!!! I purposely asked him again at where, and he said 'you know, Changi International Airport'... When i asked again, that he meant he's calling from the airport, that's when he knew the game was up, and hung up the call. Dunno whether the hell they got my no. from, and found out i'm with SingTel to try this scam. Maybe SingTel got people got hold of their number (but not name) database for this... Those of you with SingTel, do be careful.
  4. chitchatboy

    Weird things are happening in Yishun again!

    Weird things are happening in Yishun again. To be precise, at Blk 509B Yishun Ave 4 on the 20th July. For no apparent reason, this guy in orange simply falls down on his own as 'invisible forces' make him lose his balance. Also seen on SG Road Vigilante and circling around in many whatsapp group chat, this is clip is the perfect antidote for a boring and sleepy Monday. This should be a case of the guy wanting to try out an 'insurance scam' where by the pedestrian attempts to get hit by a moving car before proceeding to get compensation from the driver's insurance company. Unfortunately for the guy in orange, he looks quite silly 'falling' twice and with the driver's in-car camera showing clearly no signs of impact, his attempt is bound to fail. Check out what netizens have to say...
  5. Ysc3

    Online scam

    Police warns of scams involving web security SINGAPORE - Police have warned the public not to fall prey to phone scams involving web security. They said there have been 32 reported cases since the start of this year. A woman, who wants to remain anonymous, said she received a phone call on June 14 from someone claiming to be an employee of a well-known software company. She was told that some Malaysians were trying to hack into her computer. And to protect it, she had to buy a security licence. She handed over her credit card details and found out later that over S$1,300 was stolen from her account. "I asked them to let me talk to my husband, but they said no, I had to make a decision that time, or else my computer would be blacklisted... I gave my credit card number and one-time password. Suddenly the screen went blank and some amount was charged to my account, and it was in euros," she said. CHANNEL NEWSASIA
  6. Some people don't deserve to drive. Watch the video below and see whether you agree with our harsh comment or not. Posted by My Grandfather's Road, another traffic-shaming facebook page, is this video of a Honda City that almost came to a complete stop while on the first lane of the ECP. It is unclear how long ago this accident happened as the in-car camera video dates the incident on the 27th of Dec 2019 but the post was published today, 22nd of July 2020. We have no idea why the Honda driver attempted to slow down. Could it be that he or she realised that there is an exit and wanted to turn off at the last minute?
  7. If this is a genuine paid survey, seem quite attractive. ************************************* Lifestyle Survey- HL030 Respondent Incentives (Inclusive Pre-Task): (via PayLah/PayNow or Bank Transfer after the session) Group 1 & 2: Students $80 / Working $100 Group 3 to 10: $100 / respondent Part 1: 15 Mins Pre Task Pre-Task will be via Google Forms Part 2: 1.5 Hours ONLINE Focus Group Discussion **Respondents have to commit and complete the whole study, otherwise no incentives will be presented. PLEASE NOTE: ALL Focus Groups will be conducted ONLINE using Zoom App on DESKTOP / LAPTOP. To ensure smooth running of the sessions, all respondents are required to attend a short testing on their Zoom App, few days for about 10mins On the ACTUAL DAY OF THE FOCUS GROUP, ALL respondents are required to login in 15mins before the start time. all English Speaking Groups Group 1 30th June (Tue) / 1pm – 2.30pm 18 – 35 yo HDB Dwellers 1-3 Rooms, 4, 5 Rooms, Executive, etc Tertiary Students / Working Full-time / Part-time / Housewife Group 2 30th June (Tue) / 4pm – 5.30pm 18 – 35 yo Private Housing Dwellers Condo & Landed Tertiary Students / Working Full-time / Part-time / Housewife Group 3 29th June (Mon) / 1pm – 2.30pm 36 – 60 yo HDB Dwellers 1-3 Rooms, 4, 5 Rooms, Executive, etc. Working Full-time / Part-time / Housewife Group 4 9th June (Mon) / 4pm – 5.30pm 36 – 60 yo Private Housing Dwellers Condo & Landed Working Full-time / Part-time / Housewife Criteria Chinese , Malay ,Indian) Single, Married without Kids, Married with Kids Singapore Citizens ONLY (Singapore citizen by Birth) If interested, please submit your details to applyingforsurvey@gmail.com with the email title "Lifestyle Survey- HL030" GROUP NAME: HP NO: AGE, GENDER, RACE, MARITAL STATUS: AGE OF KIDS IF ANY:- COUNTRIES BORN IN: JOB TITLE AND INDUSTRY/ HOUSEWIFE: SCHOOL NAME (FOR GROUP 1 AND 2) HOUSEHOLD INCOME: DWELLING TYPE,-- STREET NAME LIVES IN:- EMAIL ADDRESS
  8. came across the story of this guy recenlty... very amazed by his "achievements" 🤣 he played for 13 seasons, some years at big Brazilian and Mexican clubs, without kicking a ball and always used the same reasons to siam playing lol the most recent football scam I can remember was the infamous Ali Dia, who faked Southampton to sign him lol
  9. Recently I received a phone survey from someone who claimed to work for a company in Hong Kong wanting to setup branch here. Few weeks later, they said they are having some event at JB, Tebrau City Jusco shopping complex on one of the Sunday and invited me to attend. I did not go to the event. 2 weeks later they called me up again and said I have won their 2nd prize (cash prize) All the activities are conducted in Mandarin with over 10-15 phone calls. So far they did not ask me to buy anything but said to verify my identity and asked a lawyer from Hong Kong to contact me. Basically they got my NRIC number, d.o.b., my bank account number (say for the purpose to crediting the price money). The way I look at it, these are information easily obtainable with various technic (e.g. dumpster diving) and I have not much to lose so I gave them these data. (In one of my previous job, when running a lucky draw, we easily get about 1 million records of these information even with address and family member's information, so if this is a scam, why go through so much trouble ?) My questions are: - has anyone else received similar phone calls? - How can they take advantage of these information collected if this is a scam? - What else do I look out for?
  10. Spotted on the facebook page 'private hire sg cars/partners - grab, gojek, ryde, tada etc', someone posted a photo of a fender bender between a BMW and a Toyota and we were shocked by how much you can claim if you were involved in such a accident. This should not cost too much to repair right? Oh wait till you see the final amount submitted by the surveyor. Yup, you saw it right. The cost of repairs on the BMW E60 5 Series would amount to a staggering $88,000. To put that into perspective, you can buy yourself a similar BMW coupled with a new 10-year COE and lots of change left for petrol and parking. Others on the post agreed too that this is one really over inflated amount. That said, there were some who thought that the is not the actual amount that was asked for... Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on who's point of view, that is the discharge voucher which you could say is going to be the actual amount paid out. Of course quite a few felt that this is wrong... Let us know what you readers think of this in the comments below! UPDATE: There are some rumors that the discharge form was meant for a Lamborghini Gallardo and not the two cars as pictured above. ----------------------------------------------- Want to know if there are any more BMW 5 Series you could buy with $88,000, check out our used car pages! -----------------------------------------------
  11. new low here ... Son and mother charged with faking death to obtain CPF, insurance claims SINGAPORE: A man and his mother were charged on Friday (Apr 12) with faking her death to obtain Central Provident Fund (CPF) and insurance claims, the police said. Abraham Rock, 35, and his mother Talat Farman, 53, are accused of making more than S$3.7 million in false claims. Insurance firm AXA lodged a police report on Nov 13, 2018, after it found several irregularities in the documents relating to Farman’s purported death in Pakistan. By then, S$49,000 had already been paid out from the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) under the Dependants' Protection Scheme while S$80,331.23 was paid out from her CPF account. Officers from the Commercial Affairs Department arrested Rock on Nov 21, 2018. Farman was also subsequently arrested. Rock faces a total of 11 charges, including charges of engaging in a conspiracy to commit cheating, giving false information, making a false statutory declaration and providing false evidence. His mother faces five charges of engaging in a conspiracy to cheat. If found guilty of cheating, the pair faces up to 10 years in jail and a fine for each charge. For making a false statutory declaration or providing false evidence, they face up to seven years in jail and a fine for each charge. If found guilty of giving false information, they face up to one year in jail and a fine of up to S$5,000 for each charge. Both are out on bail of S$15,000 each and will return to court on May 10. The police said that they worked closely with the insurers during the investigation. “In our continuous effort to combat fraud, it is vital for all insurers to be proactive in detecting and reporting suspicious cases to the authorities,” the police said.
  12. Jammy_buttons

    EVA Power Stickers

    I came across this product called EVA Power stickers. Supposedly it will help increase torque, HP and improve your FC. Somehow it sounds like BS. Here is the link for the product: https://savcon.com.sg/eva-power/
  13. http://www.asiaone.com/singapore/joanne-peh-involved-accident-gets-offers-car-repairs-and-insurance-scene Am I right to say there are tons of commission based insurance referral claims out there which I’m missing?
  14. Xing Xing meets a guy from Facebook and even steads with him. But it turns out that he’s not what he seems to be, for this is the saddest Singapore Facebook love story ever (Turn on sound for the best viewing experience and cry out loud). MUST WATCH TILL THE END!
  15. Singaporeans going to Bangkok, take note. According to one Singaporean who travelled to the wildly-popular Thai city recently in May 2018, a new kind of scam is allegedly going on at the airport there. This is copied from the Facebook User’s post: I don’t usually write such long posts on Facebook but the terrible experience at Suvarnabhumi Airport during my recent trip over the weekend has prompted me to do so. What I want to achieve is to raise awareness and to prevent more people from being caught in the same situation. I was travelling with 13 other Singaporeans and we landed in Bangkok around 9.40am on 18th May. Everything seemed fine, as per my previous trips to Bangkok – we went through customs, collected our luggage from the baggage claim area, and then proceeded to walk through ‘nothing to declare’. When we were about to exit the airport to head over to our AOT transport (to be clear, we were already out of transit area, about to exit the airport, so that’s where the public is free to walk around), we got stopped by Thai officers, and they asked me “how many of you?” and I replied “14”. I saw the change in expression followed by “oh, can you follow me to office?” With nothing to hide, we followed them to the Excise Department office. They told us they were going to search our luggage. Again, with nothing to hide, we agreed. Some of us came out relatively quickly but we soon realised 2-3 of us were asked to stay in the office with their passports confiscated. Background info: 14 of us walked out together in a group, carrying 6 bottles of Balvenie 16 which we got from Changi Airport Duty Free. Each bottle was packed individually in sealed bags to be carried on board the plane, and each bottle came with an individual receipt. However, 3 of such sealed bags were placed in 1 plastic bag, which meant 2 of us were carrying the 2 plastic bags (containing 3 sealed bags each). So, we are all aware that the alcohol allowance for hard liquor to be brought into Bangkok is 1L per pax. Were we well within our alcohol limit/allowance? You would think so, but NO. They told us we could be charged with tax evasion because only 2 people were carrying the alcohol (even though all of us said we were travelling as a group of 14), and that we LITERALLY were allowed to only CARRY 1 per person. They wanted to fine us up to THB 75,000 (~SGD3,160) BUT we were told they will lower the fine to THB49,000 (~SGD2,065) IF we paid IMMEDIATELY. Note: CASH ONLY, no cards allowed – they told us to get cash from our credit cards OR change our SGD and told us where the ATMs and money changers were. They even threatened to take all of us to the police station if we do not agree to pay the fine. Allow me to emphasize one more time – 14 of us bought 6 bottles of hard liquor. We managed to get them to lower the fine to THB 33,000 (~SGD1,390), not that I’m complaining we got a lower fine but isn’t it weird they could adjust the fine amount? We eventually paid the fine because we were in a foreign country afterall and it was extremely difficult to reason with them when they were threatening ‘jail’ in no time. They were definitely rushing us to pay up. Despite paying the fine, they only returned 2 bottles (out of 6) to us. We also realise that one of the officers was ‘stationed’ at the baggage claim area while we were there and was probably eyeing us the entire time but waited till we have gone through customs before stopping us. To highlight, the officer eyeing us at the baggage claim area eventually ended up at the airport exit, SUSPICIOUS MUCH??? That officer’s area of duty comprise of both INSIDE and OUTSIDE, and they could switch their duties as and when? While we were stuck there (the longest 90mins ever…), we saw a number of people being escorted to the Excise Department office too, comprising of a group of 10 (bringing in 8 bottles which is still within the allowance!!!), a couple (well, apparently it is not okay for the guy to carry the bottle on behalf of his girlfriend/wife), and another smaller group before us. Think about the amount of THB collected over that 90mins. By the way, there was a man from the Taiwan embassy who came up to me 20mins into this incident, asking me if I was Taiwanese. Apparently he snapped a few photos of us standing OUTSIDE the Excise Department office and perhaps he was going to help us if we were Taiwanese. However, he got called out by the Thai officers and they demanded him to delete the photos he took in a PUBLIC SPACE. They even took down his details and demanded to take a photo of his pass. After the episode, we found out from some of our (Thai/Singaporean) friends that they do this to both locals and tourists, that the officers in the airport will go out of the way to find reasons (even the 200 cig allowance) to justify the fines they impose on you. In my opinion, it was absolutely unfair. To my surprise, nothing came up when I tried searching on google for people with similar experiences, which means many people out there could still be unaware since we can’t be the first.
  16. My friend tried to sell his car, he advertised all over the place. Then a potential “buyer” called my friend to ask for log card image. The buyer didn’t even view the car, and he asked for log card. Reason given is that he need it to get company loan. What are you views ? Latest fraud/scam/cheat? Any sellers got such calls?
  17. The scam has spread to Singapore! Do check your SingTel bill for $24 monthly subscription to Buongiorno Gamifive. It is a scam! I have never heard of the company beforehand and have never subscribed to their service. If you have not yet been scammed, you may want to take a few minutes to call your service provider to activate Premium Rate Services (PRS) Barring Service to protect yourself from the crooks and save yourself the hassle of having to spend hours to call them to reverse the charges.
  18. Cars08

    Scam calls from Chinese man..

    Just received a call from a chinese man claiming that he is my son n needed help...was crying so loudly.... After he finished his sentence, I told him I dun hv such a good life to have a son like him.... I have to let him go..... Any bro out there received such calls? Wanna share your experience?
  19. happen few days ago in Korea http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-xro8hXBMY
  20. received a SMS charges from Allterco-ATLC but I do not remember having subscribing to it, now charge me $16.00 Wife is worse, she kanna $100.00 Anyone kanna this before, any way to get the telco to remove the charges?
  21. Billcoke

    Land Banking a scam??

    Land banking Here you are persuaded to pay around
  22. Dear all, Had scrapped my car last year end.. so I rented a car from a contact I saw on gumtree. It was a manual Toyota Vios, and was $1,100 monthly, with a deposit of $500. When I signed the contract, i checked and noticed the company name. Everything went well from the car collection to the driving. Until I went overseas for reservist. We agreed that I will return the after i drive for 3 weeks due to reservist, and collect back after CNY. After that, the day before I was supposed to return the car, the car battery went flat. So i called the person and he arranged tow truck to tow the car to workshop change battery. After that, I left and went overseas. When I was back before CNY, I called the person up and we agreed to collect the vehicle 1 day before CNY eve. Hours before the collection, he showed me pictures of the car getting into accident with a Malaysia Truck. So I have no car to drive. Fine, So i waited until after CNY. So this week, Monday he say will give me a reply. Call him/SMS, no response. So I keep calling and sms still no reply. Yesterday reply me say will give me answer by today. Up till now nothing. Call him no pick up. SMS no reply. I think I most likely kena conned already. Money fly away. I hope nobody else need to go through whatever I have gone through. Please only rent from reputable car rental companies. I have learnt a lesson in pain.
  23. Thejok

    Google Docs Phishing Scam

    Beware of Scam!!! Can you tell which is the correct page?
  24. I happen to saw other bro post here. http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/transport/story/more-20-unhappy-car-buyers-gather-car-dealership-20141215
  25. Exposed: The secret powerhouse processing millions in global fraud http://money.cnn.com/2016/09/22/news/companies/pacnet-investigation/index.html?iid=hp-toplead-intl dtd 22 Sep 2016 Editor's Note: Today, a Canadian payment processor named PacNet became one of the many targets of an unprecedented crackdown on global mail fraud, which will be announced later today by Attorney General Loretta Lynch. CNNMoney, which is exclusively breaking the news of this action, has spent months digging into this little-known company and the shadowy world of global mail fraud. Our investigation is below: The frauds rake in millions from the sick and elderly -- leaving them with nothing. This is a story about the little-known company that cashes the checks. And it happens victim by victim. ------------------------------------------------- As you read on (it is a very long article) it is sad to find out that many of the victims are the sick and elderly who spent their retirement funds paying fraudsters who obtained payment via this Canadian company called PacNet. Will these victims get at least some of their money back?