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Old 25-08-2019, 11:00 AM   #556
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Dear all,

Recently, I browse from website and found a so called licensed money. lender and then I Whatapp the number that provide at the website. So I provide my personal detail. After discussion and consideration, I decide not to borrow from this so called licensed money lender. Then, at the same day , I have receive an amount transferred by them without my approval. I text them, they have no reply.. then I went to their office , and this office doesnít exist. And I whatapp them to give me account n I return back the money. But they text me the account number by using other phone number. So what should I do now? Anyway, Iím a work permit holder. I rent under ppl house.

Iím so annoyed by this AL scam !! Pls help guys
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Old 25-08-2019, 11:36 AM   #557
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Dear all,

Recently, I browse from website and found a so called licensed money. lender and then I Whatapp the number that provide at the website. So I provide my personal detail. After discussion and consideration, I decide not to borrow from this so called licensed money lender. Then, at the same day , I have receive an amount transferred by them without my approval. I text them, they have no reply.. then I went to their office , and this office doesnít exist. And I whatapp them to give me account n I return back the money. But they text me the account number by using other phone number. So what should I do now? Anyway, Iím a work permit holder. I rent under ppl house.

Iím so annoyed by this AL scam !! Pls help guys
Make a police report. You need to highlight that the money was forced transferred to you. Provide all evidence to clear yourself as you're a work permit holder. I'm confident you will be provided the same level of protection as citizens.

And intent is very important here. Request advise from SPF regarding the money.

Close bank acct and ghost the scammer. Do this quickly before they start harassing you. Timing is very important here.

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Old 25-08-2019, 01:26 PM   #558
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Morning to alls, just wanna share this. I have finally installed my cctv that hubby bought from CASH CONVERTER @ $12. Never judge the price, the picture quality is good. Do check it out. Comes in black and white color. But don't ask me if there is stock coz I won't be able to check.
Good for you ny fren!hope everything goes well for you. Take care!
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Old 25-08-2019, 02:22 PM   #559
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Yes I agree, please don't harm them let d spf handle them. U just need to call 999, that's all. Don't get yourself into deeper problem please. Even my IO advice me not to touch them just let spf do their job.
I will ghost them beside my door and when they saw me they will run like hell and lets see who is more scared of who...you only came when nobody at home no balls?
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Old 25-08-2019, 02:23 PM   #560
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Yes I agree, please don't harm them let d spf handle them. U just need to call 999, that's all. Don't get yourself into deeper problem please. Even my IO advice me not to touch them just let spf do their job.
Yes will do no worries i just scared the **** out from the runners
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Old 25-08-2019, 02:25 PM   #561
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Dear all,

Recently, I browse from website and found a so called licensed money. lender and then I Whatapp the number that provide at the website. So I provide my personal detail. After
discussion and consideration, I decide not to borrow from this so called licensed money lender. Then, at the same day , I have receive an amount transferred by them without my approval. I text them, they have no reply.. then I went to their office , and this office doesnít exist. And I whatapp them to give me account n I return back the money. But they text me the account number by using other phone number. So what should I do now? Anyway, Iím a work permit holder. I rent under ppl house.

Iím so annoyed by this AL scam !! Pls help guys
Please lodge then police report and inform to your superior as well just in case and blocked suspicious number and dont reply it anymore
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Old 25-08-2019, 02:27 PM   #562
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Pls don't hurt the runners physically, just get them onto CCTV and arrested. Some could be victims themselves, injuring them is going to send them deeper into their problems.
Noted will do but lets see who is more scarier if they came lol
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Old 25-08-2019, 08:28 PM   #563
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Please lodge then police report and inform to your superior as well just in case and blocked suspicious number and dont reply it anymore
I had lodge a police report! What am I going to do next? Wait for the harassment? And I did not transfer any money that they required. I just revert back the money that theyíve transfer to me.
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Old 25-08-2019, 08:39 PM   #564
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I had lodge a police report! What am I going to do next? Wait for the harassment? And I did not transfer any money that they required. I just revert back the money that theyíve transfer to me.
If can pls install cctv to make you feel more secure and if they harassed you pls immediately call 999 for assistance
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Old 25-08-2019, 09:12 PM   #565
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If can pls install cctv to make you feel more secure and if they harassed you pls immediately call 999 for assistance
Ok... thanks for the suggestion. I did tell my owner to install an CCTV. But somehow, need time for town council to approve. Haihhh... supper annoying now.
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Old 25-08-2019, 09:16 PM   #566
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Ok... thanks for the suggestion. I did tell my owner to install an CCTV. But somehow, need time for town council to approve. Haihhh... supper annoying now.
Its okay bro important now build up your courage and confident again and you will be fine after that and do remember to eat and sleep well
Report suspicious person to 999 immediately
Do update us if anything
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Old 25-08-2019, 09:24 PM   #567
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I had lodge a police report! What am I going to do next? Wait for the harassment? And I did not transfer any money that they required. I just revert back the money that theyíve transfer to me.
As per their modus operandi, they will harass you via phone calls to the numbers you've given.

The harassment comes in fierce voice calls, sms text and whatsapp msg. They will try to find you via your social media and harass you via these outlets, FB, IG and Tweeter.

They will try to intimidate and kidnap your social life by shaming you to submit to their demands.

So...block all forms of communications. They will be powerless without these. My advice is not to answer or read any of the rubbish if cannot stomach it. It can cause paranoia which can lead to depression and followed by submission to their demands.

All mind games only. We regulars in these thread are also trying learn what new tactics they will employ but it's a variation of what I've mention only so far.

Then they will try to recruit runners( yes, they don't have full time employees, only adhoc jobs to anyone willing) to visit you at home.Installing a CCTV can discourage would-be visits. But also useful to capture the act for faster arrest and prosecution.

If all these fail, they will move on to next victim.

Good luck.

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Old 26-08-2019, 01:06 AM   #568
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Dear all,

Recently, I browse from website and found a so called licensed money. lender and then I Whatapp the number that provide at the website. So I provide my personal detail. After discussion and consideration, I decide not to borrow from this so called licensed money lender. Then, at the same day , I have receive an amount transferred by them without my approval. I text them, they have no reply.. then I went to their office , and this office doesnít exist. And I whatapp them to give me account n I return back the money. But they text me the account number by using other phone number. So what should I do now? Anyway, Iím a work permit holder. I rent under ppl house.

Iím so annoyed by this AL scam !! Pls help guys
Make a police report. You need to highlight that the money was forced transferred to you. Provide all evidence to clear yourself as you're a work permit holder. I'm confident you will be provided the same level of protection as citizens.

And intent is very important here. Request advise from SPF regarding the money.

Close bank acct and ghost the scammer. Do this quickly before they start harassing you. Timing is very important here.
I had lodge a police report! What am I going to do next? Wait for the harassment? And I did not transfer any money that they required. I just revert back the money that theyíve transfer to me.
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...owing-10792174

https://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/16...ng-loan-sharks
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Old 26-08-2019, 06:38 AM   #569
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andylau78, for mclazy case, he is duped by the scammer. I knew about the info linked.

Don't expect victims like him to continue to suffer because worry of getting repatriated. If never report, but other victims report, sooner or later SPF will uncover too. It's a better move to surrender to police rather than LS, yes?

The law is fair. The link you provide is reminder for workpass holder but I believe our justice system is fair unlike LS terms and agreement.

We need to proactively report to police.Which he did

LS can use this law to harass our foreign workers. If this is the LS new source of income, then they are really desperate.

Information and education of LS tactics should help prevent harassment and scams.

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Old 26-08-2019, 10:09 AM   #570
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andylau78, for mclazy case, he is duped by the scammer. I knew about the info linked.

Don't expect victims like him to continue to suffer because worry of getting repatriated. If never report, but other victims report, sooner or later SPF will uncover too. It's a better move to surrender to police rather than LS, yes?

The law is fair. The link you provide is reminder for workpass holder but I believe our justice system is fair unlike LS terms and agreement.

We need to proactively report to police.Which he did

LS can use this law to harass our foreign workers. If this is the LS new source of income, then they are really desperate.

Information and education of LS tactics should help prevent harassment and scams.
Yes 1st place I did intend to borrow but after I check that the company is not a LICENSED MONEY LENDER COMPANY under mlaw.gov.sg list. Then, I immediately call off the loan and went to bank to revert back the money.

Until yesterday the AL send me those harassment message and even call me by using 8-10 different numbers. Iíve blocked all and change new number.

The worst thing is, I informed my landlord about this issue. He asked me to pay the amount that AL request. Then, I refuse to do that. Cuz if I pay, its indirectly show that I borrow money from AL. Then, he very angry and say wanted to report to MOM. Iíve prepare the worst.
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