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  1. Let's start with this https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/ocbc-bank-customer-lost-120k-in-fake-text-message-scam-another-had-250k-stolen Young couple lost $120k in fake text message scam targeting OCBC Bank customers SINGAPORE - It took a man and his wife five years to save about $120,000, but in just 30 minutes, scammers using a fake text message stole the money they had kept in their OCBC Bank joint savings account. The couple in their 20s were among at least 469 people who reportedly fell victim to phishing scams involving OCBC in the last two weeks of December last year. The victims lost around $8.5 million in total. The husband works in the e-commerce sector, while his wife is in the hospitality industry. The man said he received the phishing message with a link at around noon on Dec 21 last year. A 38-year-old software engineer who fell prey to the same scam on Dec 28 told ST that he lost about $250,000 he had been saving since 2010. The father of a young child with special needs said the loss has been devastating, and he has been hiding it from his family. The bank said it has since halted its plans to phase out physical hardware tokens by the end of March this year, and has also stopped sending SMSes with links in them in the light of the spate of phishing incidents. Cyber security expert Anthony Lim, who is also a fellow at the Singapore University of Social Sciences, said scammers have advanced software enabling them to spoof telecommunications services and send SMSes that appear in the same threads used by real organisations. He added that even if victims did not provide their one-time passwords (OTPs), they would have sealed their fate when they entered other bank details on the fraudulent sites. "Once the victim unwittingly responds by entering the bank account credentials, the hackers' technologies can divert and capture a copy of the SMS OTP issued by the bank," he said.
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    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
  3. https://www.facebook.com/groups/complaintsingapore/permalink/1686974548416099/?mibextid=S66gvF Now times are bad, many Ali Babas also insai legit Used car dealers posing as their staff… Even the boss also dun want to take the responsibilities lei.. WTF🙃.. Be very extra careful especially dealing with Cash deals which are the norms here😂
  4. Source: https://www.asiaone.com/singapore/90-cents-left-bank-account-pregnant-woman-loses-nearly-60k-after-falling-tingkat-delivery A pregnant woman wanted to get healthier meals but ended up losing her entire savings after falling victim to a scam. The 32-year-old woman, surnamed Yan, had chanced upon a Facebook advertisement of a tingkat meal service on Sept 4, Shin Min Daily News reported. Enticed by the $5 set meal consisting one meat and two vegetables, she contacted the seller through WhatsApp, who later gave her a link to download an APK file to make payment. Despite multiple attempts, Yan was unable to download the file on her mobile phone and hence told the seller to cancel her order. While the seller sent her voice messages urging for patience, she ignored them as she had lost interest in the tingkat meals, Yan said. She only noticed something amiss two days later. "I couldn't even withdraw $50 from my bank account," Yan told the Chinese evening daily. Puzzled by this, Yan immediately called the bank, and was reportedly informed that over $58,000 had been transferred out of her savings and deposit accounts. Yan filed a police report on the same day and was told that she had likely fallen for a malware scam. She told the Shin Min that although the APK file download was unsuccessful, her phone became extremely hot, and she was unable to open her mobile banking app. The woman also said that she has never divulged her bank account details, OTP, or Singpass information to anyone. "The next time someone asks me to download anything, I'll never dare to do so again," Yan added. Left with 94 cents in her bank account The scam wiped out Yan's savings, leaving her with 94 cents in her bank account, she said. Yan told Shin Min that she had scrimped and saved nearly $60,000 over the course of the seven years she has been working in Singapore. The incident also disrupted her plans of returning to Malaysia in November to give birth. Seeing her predicament, Yan's colleagues chipped in to raise some money and presented her with several red packets to help cover her living expenses. Yan's husband, who works in Malaysia, also rushed to Singapore after discovering that his wife had fallen for a scam. Rise in malware scams Noting a rise in malware scams in Singapore, the police have advised members of the public not to download any suspicious APK files on their devices as they may contain phishing malware. The following precautionary measures should be adopted: Add anti-virus/anti-malware applications, and update your devices’ operating systems and applications regularly to be protected by the latest security patches Check developer information on the application listing and only download and install applications from official app stores Tell authorities, family, and friends about scams and report any fraudulent transactions to your bank immediately If you suspect that your phone is infected with malware, you should do the following: Switch to 'flight mode', turn off WiFi and run an an anti-virus scan on your phone Check your bank account, Singpass and other accounts for any unauthorised transaction If there are unauthorised transactions, report the matter to the bank, relevant authorities, and lodge a police report In the event that there is no malware found on your device, do a "factory reset" and change important passwords. For more information on scams, members of the public can visit www.scamalert.sg or call the anti-scam helpline on 1800-722-6688.
  5. Sources: https://mustsharenews.com/scammed-car-salesman/ Woman Allegedly Scammed By Salesman Into Transferring Car Ownership, Dealership Investigating Case The process of buying a new car may be complicated for some, so we place our trust in car salesmen to help us handle the transaction. However, a woman claimed she was recently scammed out of S$67,000 by a car salesman. Worse still, the ownership of her existing car was also transferred to an unknown party. The car dealership the salesman worked for has said that they didn’t know about his actions and were “deeply troubled” by the situation. Woman met salesman when she was looking for a car In a lengthy Facebook post on Sunday (11 June) to the Complaint Singapore group, Grab driver Polin Ng told the story of her negative car-buying experience. She had looking for a new car on 25 Apr, she said, and went down to the Automobile Megamart in Ubi to look around. That’s when she met Mr Chan Chee Ken, or “Ken Chan”. He said he was a salesman from CarTimes Automobile, a car dealership. As they didn’t have a Toyota Voxy, which she was looking for, she left. Woman agrees on car, transfers S$10K in cash Two days later, Ken sent Ms Ng a WhatsApp message, offering her a Toyota Noah, she said. Though it wasn’t the car she’d been looking for, she eventually agreed. She then transferred him S$10,000 in cash via PayNow. Woman transfers S$50K in cash after changing car model The next day, 28 Apr, Ms Ng told Ken that she’d changed her mind and wanted a Toyota Yaris Cross instead. Ken then came down to void the previous agreement and issue a new one. Later, he gave her a United Overseas Bank (UOB) account number, into which she transferred S$50,000. He later informed her that the new car will be ready for collection by 22 May. She had no problem with the date. Woman transfers S$7K in cash & car ownership As the transaction is a trade-in, Ms Ng would have to surrender her existing car, a Honda Shuttle, to the dealership upon collecting the new car. On 18 May, Ken came to her place and told her that her Honda was valued at S$105,000. As the total cost was S$172,000, there was a balance of S$7,000 remaining. She thus transferred another S$7,000 via PayNow to a number. Ken also allegedly helped her transfer the ownership of her car as she’s “not IT savvy”. She subsequently received a message from the Land Transport Authority (LTA) that the ownership of her car had been transferred. She didn’t see who the car ownership was transferred to, she maintained. Car salesman claims collection delayed, goes uncontactable On 22 May — the day of the collection — Ken called Ms Ng and allegedly told her that her new car wasn’t ready yet due to port delay and LTA inspection. They agreed on another date, 30 May, as she would be overseas from 24-29 May. However, when Ms Ng was overseas, Ken became uncontactable. When she called his office, they said he had been on MC for about one week, she said. Dealership says no payment nor car was received Upon returning to Singapore, Ms Ng went to the car dealership, furnishing proof of payment to them. However, the dealership informed her that they hadn’t received any payment, nor had her car been transferred to them. Neither were they aware of the trade-in agreement, she said, claiming Ken had altered it before handing it to them. Woman allegedly scammed by car salesman, makes 2 police reports Feeling lost, she made a police report on 31 May. The next day, Ms Ng said she met CarTimes’ managing director, who allegedly informed her that their sales agreement states that payments above S$3,000 must be made via cheque or cashier’s order. They also advised her to wait for the police investigation to be concluded. After that, she made a second police report concerning the car ownership transfer. Cartimes says they didn’t authorise or condone alleged actions On Sunday (11 June), CarTimes addressed the incident in a Facebook post, describing it as a “fidelity issue”. They revealed that Ken, whom they described as a “former employee”, had allegedly engaged in fraudulent activities, including, offering unauthorised trade-in services to customers requesting customers transfer payments to the company into his personal accounts and misappropriating the funds misrepresenting his actions as being on behalf of the company These actions violated their company’s principles and were possibly criminal, they said, adding, CarTimes did not authorise or condone any of his alleged actions. As such, they’re “deeply troubled” by this situation. Dealership investigating case, 2 customers affected CarTimes said that they promptly took action after discovering what Ken had allegedly done. Besides filing a police report, an internal investigation was also conducted, they maintained, adding, We are fully cooperating with the authorities to facilitate the investigation process. CarTimes also revealed that there are two customers affected in the case. It’s uncertain whether that includes Ms Ng. The affected customers are being assisted in funds recovery with the support of their insurer, the dealership stated. Legal advice has also been sought. They advised customers not to make PayNow transfers to personal mobile numbers or transfer their vehicles to other parties even if instructed to do so by their staff. CarTimes added that they won’t be making further comments about this matter until police investigations have concluded.
  6. 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
  7. when i saw this in my email. i din know to laugh of cry.... unbelieveable...... read and enjoy the fun! --------------------------------------------------------------- FROM THE DESK OF THE MANAGER NOKIA N'SERIES PROMOTION TRANS-ATLANTIC S.A LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM We are delighted to inform you of your prize release on the 22Th December, 2007 from the NOKIA 'N' SERIES END OF YEAR PROGRAM. Your e-mail was attached to ticket number 1110008342, serial number 6028808. This batch draws the lucky numbers as follows 4-13-7-37-1 bonus number 20, which consequently won the lottery in the First category. You hereby have been approved a lump sum of GBP
  8. f**king horrible service from Car Lite Singapore Pte Ltd. Made a booking Mitsubishi Lancer Ex from 10/02/2023 - 12/02/2023, reach earlier prior to booking time to my shock car was so badly damaged, bumper falling off and external all scratches. No choice cancelled this booking and was stuck at the carpark for 1.5 hour plus with Evan and his friend just to see if I can book another replacement vehicle. Ended up called there customer service to complain and was told the only available car was either a van or Mazada 3. It was already so late no choice I had to just rebook and make do with this Mazada 3 which was also so cui. Bumper also coming off and so many scratches. Returned the car on 12/02/2023 way earlier to my end trip booking timing, but untill now my intitial deposit of $100 for the vehicle and my wallet balance still isn't refunded to me because they charging us for damages?! But it isn't even caused by me. P.S Just look at their website photos, car all looks so nice but in actual when you borrow the car is totally different.
  9. I think all road-savvy and up-to-date drivers have heard of the phenomenon known as "accident touters". For those who are not familiar with this term, they are basically people who cause car accidents or wait for car accidents to occur, before rushing forward to offer their workshop services. Shake my head. Recently, such an incident was sighted on the PIE. Watch the video here: Wow, such kind-hearted people. Or is it too good to be true? In the video, we spotted several people quickly approaching after the accident occurred, with one man even trying to CROSS the busy lanes to get to the cars on the other side. Something smells fishy! What do we think? It seems all too suspicious. The waiting cars, the quick-to-approach men... Something isn't right. We concluded, this must be a case of accident touting. Netizens have their say This comment says it all. We have the full picture here and it isn't pretty. People will go to such lengths just to earn money. Another netizen agreed with the comment above. Thank god for car cams and our existing highway cameras. Meanwhile, another two were discussing how to avoid situations similar to this: One commentator weighed in with very good advice to stick to. More helpful advice here. Lastly, one netizen reminded us to give benefit of doubt... Yes, that could be true. Sadly, the world is not as kind and innocent as we used to think it to be... Be on your guard We hope the unfortunate driver caught up in this concocted scenario understood what the touters were trying to do, and did not engage them for his services. Please don't drag other people down with you just for your personal gain. It is a nasty thing to do. Beware of these accident touts! ========= Be the first to get the latest road/ COE news, and get first dibs on exclusive promos and giveaways in our Telegram SGCM Community. Join us today!
  10. Got any cash rich MCFers kena or not 😂
  11. OCBC Bank said it has begun making goodwill payouts since Jan. 8, 2022 to customers who had fallen prey to the recent SMS phishing scam. The payouts to this group of customers are made on goodwill basis after thorough verification, taking into account the circumstances of each case, the bank said in a press release on Jan. 17. To date, more than 30 customers have received the payments. Particularly aggressive scam OCBC said the scam was particularly aggressive and highly coordinated as it preyed on people’s fear that there was an issue with their bank accounts or credit cards. Past cases of SMS phishing scams largely targeted consumers with "too good to be true" deals, OCBC said. The bank’s investigation has confirmed that victims who had fallen prey had provided their online banking log-in credentials to phishing websites. The scammers then acted very quickly by fraudulently transferring the monies out of the customers’ bank accounts. https://mothership.sg/2022/01/ocbc-pay-out-scam-victims/ Question, will DBS do the same "goodwill" payouts for its customers if its customers encounter similar scams?
  12. why "discontinue" the physical token and only accept phone apps it's safe ... got 2FA isn't if insist using physical token, the scammer would not be able to add NEW PAYEE and raise LIMIT to transfer money out ... FAST can transfer $200K chop chop curry pop ... don't play play
  13. Source: https://mustsharenews.com/propnex-property-agents/ Scammers Pose As PropNex Property Agents The internet has made many things faster and more accessible for us, from renting a house. However, some may exploit this convenience to scam others. Recently, an alleged property scam has come to light. It involves a man posing as a property agent from PropNex and asking his victim to pay a $1,000 deposit before viewing the house. In response to this, PropNex key executive officer Lim Yong Hock urged the public to avoid making payments before viewing a unit. ‘Property agent’ did not show up for house viewing Speaking to Shin Min Daily News, Mr Lim said revealed that they received complaints of bogus PropNex agents and their unscrupulous practices to earn quick cash from potential tenants. These ‘agents’ would use the photo, name, and licence number of a legitimate PropNex property agent on rental websites. But, they would use their personal mobile numbers to liaise with clients. When a victim contacted one such ‘agent’, they needed to pay a $1,000 deposit before arranging to see the unit. The ‘agent’ told them that they would be refunded after viewing the house. However, on the day itself, the victim waited for over 1.5 hours at the appointed place. But the ‘agent’ failed to show up and was uncontactable. PropNex was alerted about the scam when the victim contacted the actual property agent and said he would report the matter to the police. Clients urged not to make payments before seeing the house Mr Lim stressed that property agents are not authorised to handle cash transactions. Therefore, no payments should be made before a house viewing. If a client decides to rent a house, they should sign a Letter of Intent (LOI) then pay a 1-month deposit. The property agent and client will then have to sign a tenancy agreement. Clients can also verify the legitimacy of a listing by ensuring that the contact number matches Council for Estate Agencies (CEA)’s website, where details on agencies are listed. Mr Lim stresses that PropNex does not tolerate such scams. They would report such cases to the police. Remain vigilant when renting houses Getting your own place is one of the most significant milestones for many people. However, it is important not to get caught up in the excitement and remain vigilant, especially when money is involved. If you have any doubts about the legitimacy of a rental listing, you can check if the agent is registered on CEA’s website.
  14. 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?
  15. What is insurance touting? Insurance touting is a form of motor insurance fraud, in which touts will approach drivers involved in accidents to offer their services in handling the insurance claims. These individuals often refer to themselves as ‘insurance specialists’, and would offer to assess the damages to the vehicles for the laundry list required for an insurance claim. Additionally, they would offer their services for vehicle repairs and would even go so far as to offer a ride to see a doctor for any injuries. Unsuspecting drivers who agree to let these individuals handle their insurance claims will find themselves on the receiving end of a measly insurance payout and high premiums. This is because these touts would often exaggerate and claim unnecessary damages from the driver’s insurance company, some of which includes medical and personal injury claims. They will then inform the driver that a sum of the payout will go towards offsetting the repair and medical costs incurred. How do they know where an accident has occurred? According to Mothership, most insurance touts are part of a larger network with tons of informants spotting accidents along the roads. As time is essential to them, having informants will allow these individuals to reach the scene of an accident before the parties involved call their own insurance companies to report the accident. They also have personal ties to doctors, lawyers and repair workshops – who will often jack up the prices of various medical and repair fees. The most recent incident of insurance touting happened in September when 6 men approached a driver who had been involved in an accident to offer their services to him. These men travelled in a yellow Honda and a black Audi to get to the scene as soon as possible. Coincidentally, we have written articles on how reckless both of these drivers have been on the roads: But surely people won’t fall for this right? According to the police’s Commercial Affairs Department (CAD), motor insurance fraud has been on the rise since 2017, with over 20% of motor insurance claims being dodgy. While the General Insurance Association of Singapore (GIA) has set up a hotline for suspected victims of motor insurance fraud, this does not stop the touters from targeting clueless drivers on the road. What can I do? With motor insurance fraud being such a prevalent issue in Singapore, the most important thing to do is to acknowledge and recognize certain signs. If you are approached on the road by unauthorized individuals after having been in an accident, refuse help from them and insist on settling the issue with your own insurance company. Individuals who have been offered money by touts to submit fraudulent claims, or have evidence that they were a victim of a staged motor accident should call the GIA hotline at (1800 443 7283). By reporting such cases, we can reduce the costs of motor insurance fraud, which would result in lower premiums for all drivers. Now that’s a win-win!
  16. Lots of text. If really true, hope she gets her retribution soon. And she used to be working at a car grooming company that some here might have gone to and/or is familiar with... 😓 https://mustsharenews.com/streamer-kiaraakitty-scams/ S’pore Streamer KiaraaKitty Allegedly Scams Vulnerable Men Of Money, Audio Clip Exposes Confession Scams can come in many forms — chain text messages, phishing websites, or even false relationships. While some are easier to spot than others, the last one, in particular, may be difficult to determine, especially since it often involves victims’ emotions. On 3 Jun, an audio recording was leaked, allegedly revealing a confession from Singaporean streamer KiaraaKitty in which she speaks about conning several men of money through tactics akin to love scams. Kiara reportedly preyed specifically on vulnerable and desperate men. Audio recording reveals KiaraaKitty’s alleged confession An audio recording uploaded on YouTube recently revealed shocking confessions allegedly by Singaporean streamer KiaraaKitty. Parts of the recording were transcribed and timestamped by the Instagram page @ourfallenwarriors. In the recording, Kiara allegedly spoke with a man – whose identity was undisclosed – about scamming several men of their money. She confessed that she had scammed multiple men of money before her streaming career as it was too ‘risky’ to get found out. It is believed that the audio recording was a leak from an ex-moderator of her channel. SAF regular allegedly scammed of $30,000 Although Kiara mentioned scamming several men, she went into great detail about her first victim — an alleged SAF regular whom she met through online video games. In their time spent gaming together, she managed to get close to the victim and opened up to him by sharing personal stories. While exchanging stories, she found out that the victim had over $30,000 saved up from his time in National Service and him subsequently signing on as a Regular. She then allegedly lied to the victim and solicited money from him by claiming that she had a growth in her kidney. She also admitted to preying on the man’s kindness and slowly draining his savings by asking for a few hundred dollars a week over 2 years. While exchanging stories, she found out that the victim had over $30,000 saved up from his time in National Service and him subsequently signing on as a Regular. She then allegedly lied to the victim and solicited money from him by claiming that she had a growth in her kidney. She also admitted to preying on the man’s kindness and slowly draining his savings by asking for a few hundred dollars a week over 2 years. During the period, she allegedly refused to meet the victim too. Victim asks for money back & reports KiaraaKitty for love scam In the audio clip, Kiara explained how she proposed to finally meet the man when he asked for his money back. He then suggested attending a concert together, which she agreed to. She described the victim as “nerdy” and that he wouldn’t even “touch her”. After attending the concert, she claimed that she refused to meet with him again, repeatedly telling him “not now”. Kiara added that the victim later reported her to the police on the grounds of a love scam. However, she allegedly avoided charges by claiming that the victim was her disgruntled boyfriend who had been taking care of her. He eventually gave up and stopped contacting her. KiaraaKitty allegedly preyed on vulnerable & single men In the recording, Kiara also explained her methods and how she chose her victims. She explained that she would prey on men who had never been in a relationship before and lie about how she would have to resort to selling herself if she couldn’t get enough money. This would apparently evoke a response from these men who would offer money to dissuade her. She also mentioned that if the victim came from a broken family, she would fill that gap in their lives and allow them to open up about themselves. It was then that she knew that she would be able to get something from them. MS News has reached out to Kiara for comments and will update the article accordingly. Not her first public scandal Those familiar with the local influencer or streamer scene would know that this isn’t Kiara’s first public scandal. A 2018 article by Coconuts Singapore reported her weak attempt at doing an ‘Indian accent’, which elicited much uproar in the local community. t’s unclear whether she addressed the matter later or apologised. More recently in Mar this year, Twitch banned her account after a guest’s alleged wardrobe malfunction during a Livestream. The ban was reportedly lifted in less than 24 hours. Dexerto noted that this wasn’t KiaraaKitty’s first ban, which they claimed to be in Jan this year. Netizens speculated that it was due to the title of her broadcast, which some of them quoted. Be vigilant of scams & never part with money easily It’s troubling to learn of the extent that one would go to scam people of their hard-earned money. As these cunning tactics evolve, we must remain vigilant to not fall victim to such scams. One should be especially careful if the transaction involves significant amounts of money. We hope that the victims will find closure and that Kiara will come forward to address these allegations.
  17. Undercover reporter in China works his way from entry-level sales to executive role to expose a corrupt used car company, China News - AsiaOne https://www.asiaone.com/china/undercover-reporter-china-works-his-way-entry-level-sales-executive-role-expose-corrupt-used Selling at higher price than paid? Huh isnt that business? Like this all used car dealers in SG are scammers liao. Or just BAD article writing by our SPH.
  18. 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.
  19. 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?
  20. 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...
  21. 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 [email protected] 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
  22. 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
  23. 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?
  24. 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! -----------------------------------------------
  25. 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.
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