The phone scams have been getting absurd and very out of hand in Singapore. In the past where there were phone calls stating that they have kidnapped your family and asking you to make transfers, scammers have now evolved to using text messages or Whatsapp messages. This way they can conceal their identity better and you can’t even hear their China accent if they have one.
There has been one particular scam claiming that they are from the “Bank of China,” and the victim turned it around.
A Singaporean man, Aaron Tan knowingly “fell prey” to one of these desperate scammers, and you need to check out his replies – BEST TROLL EVER.
Here’s a play-by-play account of his replies:
We’re not sure how this staff from “Bank of China” is able to work in a bank with his/her command of English.
Or you can reply them “Yes, I made that transaction.” Maybe you’ll get a different response from their template of scam responses.
Please hold processing. Is this an automated machine texting or what? Or banks in China really inform you of their processes?
Well, scammer doubts Aaron. We thought he did a pretty good job there. Kepalang Pisang famous for bananas, everyone.
Batman Bin Suparman. Epic or what? Or you can be like Aaron, asking them what they require instead. Maybe you’ll find out what information they needed from you in their scams so the police can figure out how their system works.
So they gave up on Aaron. Looks like somebody isn’t a fan of Batman. Just last month, many have claimed that they received calls from DHL delivery service asking for their particulars.
As you would have already known, these calls originate from China and are NOT from DHL. There have also been reports stating that some received calls from (SPF) Singapore Police Force or even banks.
Another Singaporean woman who trolled scammers back recently, Cynthia Tay-Leck, posted on Facebook to warn people of the scam call she received. The callers had claimed that they were from 999 Police Station (seriously, 999 Police Station sounds retarded) and wanted to get her to pay a fine.
She had identified the scam and responded by telling them she was halfway through her murder. The scammers stated that Cynthia had committed a serious offence because she had a parcel of 200k cash and 2 fake passports from the USA. And oh, Cynthia just told them to keep the passports and send her the cash.
So here comes the scam: they required her to pay the fine by transfer. Cynthia then told them to pay the administration fee of her bank transfer before the bank allows her to do the transfer. Kudos Cynthia.
Do remember to stay vigilant and not respond to these phishing scams. Never give your full name and IC to strangers over the phone, you can tell them to find you in person in the land of bananas.
What you can do: you can ignore it, or simply TROLL them. Of course, we prefer the latter.
All images from Facebook (Aaron Tan)
This article was first published on goodyfeed.com
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