A Malaysian wrote about an incident whereby she was almost cheated by a Singapore Chinese man who claimed he got a special discounted price for 2 king-size mattress.
The said lady trusted the man and transferred some money to him, however, she received a message from the man’s uncle claiming he was hospitalized and in coma, and subsequently went un-contactable for some time…
After some search, the lady finally found the man’s residential home in Bedok, and confronted the man’s parents as he was not at home. After “some pressure”, the man finally promised to refund the money, and subsequently transfered back the full sum to the lady via bank transfer.
The original Facebook post’s text extract in Mandarin as follow:
Here is an online translation of the actual post, errors are expected:
I was scammed a few months ago, although this incident is finally settled and I had taken back the money I was cheated.. but it was really an awful experience.
Although this incident is a kind of humiliating, I had decided to use the power of the internet and media to warn everyone and be careful of this person!
This shameful big liar is a SINGAPOREAN! That’s right, it’s Singapore, it’s Singapore! Don’t think that Singapore is an advanced country and there’s no cheaters!
This liar dares to say anything to cheat money. If I had never visited his home, I don’t know that his dad is still alive (as he claimed his dad was dead).
He even lied that he was in a coma and lying in the hospital, after the surgery!
It’s a pity that he is not a film director!
Although the money cheated from me is not a big amount, but still, I was mentally distraught by this incident !
Attached are the police report from Singapore and some of my conversation exchanges with the scammer.
Here is the said police report posted by the complainant:
Below is some screen-grabs of the communication between the complainant & the scammer:
Always be careful of scammers, no matter which country you are in..
If the deal is too good to be true, then it’s likely a fake!