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I LOST MONEY TO A LOAN SCAM!

Loan Scam 
Received sms from Martin and even went to check his company background. I thought i was being smart by going to the website and checking via the website contact if Martin did work there. The website had a legit REGISTERED business number and i DIDN'T give it much thoughts. I was contacted by mervin via the website Whatsa chat function. He told me that he can assist me instead. He never addressed me martin works for him. The website looked legit so i blindly trusted and submitted aLl my documents thinking i was just getting a quote. Next thing i knEw, i was informed loan APPROVED and i still stupidly thought its from a bank. The next day, i received message from mervin that $700 has been DEPOSITED into my account. I was shocked and all warning bells started ringing. I insisted he take the money back and he arranged to meet me the next day at 2.30pm to explain. At 1.30pm, he messaged me to TRANSFER $1,000 to a posb savings account. I got scared when he threatened to come to my house and just TRANSFERred to him. Then he send another message for $3,000. That’s when i called him and he threatened Me And told me he is loanshark. That all info were fake. I’m shocked by my own stupidity and now want to share this as no matter how educated or highly paid you are, the scammers have a way to tempt you. Mine was low interest rates. I’ve reported to polIce and just installed CCtV at mu house. To take away the power from my Scammers, im sharing this With my boss and colleagues as well my neighbours. I wish i found this page earlier and now I’ll do my part to spread the word.

Impersonation Scam 

i received the call from 89718640 at 9.55am. When you answer there was a short pause then this lady speaks (not sure if is a voice recorded or actual person talking). The message was ""if i do not respond to the call within 2 hours, your line (mobile line i assumed as i received on my mobile) will will be terminated. to continue, press 8. there is where i hang up the call. The message comes in both English and Chinese language.

Credit-for-Sex Scam

 I met this girl on okcupid, which then Followed to a line conversation. she offered me $100 for 1.5 hours and asked to meet on 12 nov. when i arrived at the place, she asked me to send her alipay credits to protect herself with my identification card. i then obliged and her boss called me, and asked me to send more. Me, being a gullible student, was afraid of his threats of going to hurt my family, and i obliged in sending more. when i sent $2000, he said that fee was for protecting the girl, then i had to send another $2000 for the hotel room fee. At that moment, the axs withdrawal limit for alipay credits saved me and they told me to use itunes credits instead. i realised i was scammed and went on to make a police report later on.

Impersonation Scam

Received call from from 9303 1721 this morning 13 November, claiming to be from DHL Changi with automated voice system in both English and Mandarin. It said there is an issue with my shipment and prompted me to speak to a staff. I am expecting a package hence selected option 3 and was connected to a Mandarin speaking staff. I requested to speak to an English speaking staff but was told all were busy. He said my package has been withheld in Beijing and a letter issued stating dangerous content has been found in my package. I replied no way this was possible, feeling suspicious, I said I will call DHL Singapore to verify and caller hung up immediately. I tactlessly gave my DHL tracking number and name away at the start of the call for verification - so they now have a name tagged to my mobile number to carry out more scams in the future (identity theft possibly). Caller's background noise sounded like a call center with many staff busy on the line, however, it could be pre-recorded.

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received a Whatsapp text messages 2 weeks ago (no. +91 73238 19746). i checked it out, person name "martin" replied. he requested for my nric, singpass. all seems normal. till there was a tran…
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