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    Question Is this a scam or just a mistake?

    This afternoon I receive a sms said "pls call me" from a local mobile number. I thought might be some friend who changed number, so I just called back. The other side was a mandarin speaking Chinese woman asking me when do I off from office. She did not sound familiar to me, so I asked her who was she. She told me a name but I could not recall any friend with that name. She keep asking me if I remember her. I am pretty sure I had never heard that name. So after a few words I just hang up.

    Question is, is it a scam? If this is a scam, what she want? What can she do by asking me to call the number? It's a local mobile number.

    Maybe it's a mistake? Why not just call me instead of sms me to call back?

    Hehe, have been reading a few threads with phone scams here. Maybe I am just paranoid.
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    Default Re: Is this a scam or just a mistake?

    Quote Originally Posted by wanglk View Post
    This afternoon I receive a sms said "pls call me" from a local mobile number. I thought might be some friend who changed number, so I just called back. The other side was a mandarin speaking Chinese woman asking me when do I off from office. She did not sound familiar to me, so I asked her who was she. She told me a name but I could not recall any friend with that name. She keep asking me if I remember her. I am pretty sure I had never heard that name. So after a few words I just hang up.

    Question is, is it a scam? If this is a scam, what she want? What can she do by asking me to call the number? It's a local mobile number.

    Maybe it's a mistake? Why not just call me instead of sms me to call back?

    Hehe, have been reading a few threads with phone scams here. Maybe I am just paranoid.
    It's me lah! You don't remember me?

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    Default Re: Is this a scam or just a mistake?

    Maybe a friend pranking you?

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    Default Re: Is this a scam or just a mistake?

    Quote Originally Posted by hongsien View Post
    It's me lah! You don't remember me?

    Hong Sien
    Ya, something like that!
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    Default Re: Is this a scam or just a mistake?

    Getting you to call might be cheaper for her
    Most likely her mobile plan is on free incoming...

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    Default Re: Is this a scam or just a mistake?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoobiee View Post
    Maybe a friend pranking you?
    Unlikely, till now, none of my friend tell me what happened
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    Default Re: Is this a scam or just a mistake?

    Quote Originally Posted by bartman View Post
    Getting you to call might be cheaper for her
    Most likely her mobile plan is on free incoming...
    Maybe as simple as this. Then it's fine.
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    Default Re: Is this a scam or just a mistake?

    even scammers cutting cost... making you pay for fone bills... lol...
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