20 Food Delivery Riders Turned Up at Landed Property Only to Find Out It’s a Loan Shark’s Prank

We’ve all seen the cliché movies involving loan sharks and gangs in the past.

Putting heavy chains and locks on doors, spray painting, splashing pig’s blood, putting pig’s heads on a spike, sending threatening messages, and spamming the borrower’s mailbox. 

Any and all intimation tactics can and will be used, basically. 

Bonus points if there’s a chase down a ramshackle alley before the victim collapses in fear, back against the wall.

Loan Sharks Hiring Food Delivery Riders for Harassment

As dramatic as movie-shown intimidation tactics are, most of those actions can be considered as vandalism, and CCTV footage definitely makes it harder for a lackey to carry a pig head around inconspicuously.

Therefore, loan sharks have started changing their methods of harassment.

Apparently, one of the methods include sending a lot of food delivery riders to the targeted house.

On 1 April, approximately 20 food delivery riders showed up on the landed property at Braddell Heights.

However, they were unable to make their deliveries because the household didn’t make any of those orders.

A four-second clip of the crowded scene was uploaded on Facebook, showcasing riders in their classic colours of pink, white, and blue.

And yes, while it was done on April’s Fool, it really isn’t a joke; the loan sharks ordered food for their targets, just to attract unwanted attention to the household and harass them. 

Also, it gives them plausible deniability because they weren’t at the scene, and they could have used disposable SIM cards to cover their tracks. 

If it was me (not that I’d borrow money from loan sharks of all people), I’d accept the food since it’s better than wasting it.

What Happened Exactly?

As it turns out, the delivery riders started appearing around 1:30pm to 3pm with various food.

Although the 40-year-old housewife hadn’t been around, she told Shin Min Daily News reporters that her husband, mother-in-law, child and domestic worker had been present then.

Her husband had firmly rejected the orders, and to their credit, the food delivery riders quickly realised that they’ve been pulled into a prank, albeit unwittingly.

Afterwards, the food delivery riders accepted the conclusion and departed.

Her mother-in-law noted that some of the riders seemed dismayed but blamed their “bad luck” for accepting the order.

Later that afternoon, the house received a phone call, informing them that their Indonesian domestic worker had borrowed money from them.

The domestic helper had been alarmed and frightened by the string of colourful harassment, before she explained to the family that she needed the money urgently for one of her family members because they were sick and required medical treatment, which made her take a loan.

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Homeowners Defends the Domestic Helper

Despite confessing that she had borrowed money from loan sharks, the homeowners defended her, stating that she was a “hardworking” individual.

They also revealed that their domestic worker had been under the misconception that she was taking a normal and safe loan, which she could pay back slowly.

Alas, she met the wrong company. 

(And she’s probably going to have to pay insane interest rates too.)

To back up their own claims, the homeowners divulged that their domestic worker had borrowed money from the family once too, and she has repaid the amount in full.

The housewife added that she will assist her helper in this issue and rebuked the loan sharks for taking advantage of the delivery riders and making trouble for them.

A police report has been also filed and they will be looking into this case.

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