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Yappy

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This is an account what a friend of mine encountered. They are also many other version.
I know it is a repeated thread but i think it is good to serve as a reminder.

Please share if you have other version of conning....

Hi,
I would like to tell you what happen to me yesterday - 24/10/2007.
About noon time, there is an incoming call to my office direct line. When I
pick up the call, it was a voice recorded message that said, "You have a
message from the Supreme Court. Press 9 to listen to the message." I pressed
9 and it was transferred to an operator that answered by saying, "Supreme
Court reception, can I help you?" I told her I received a voice message from
Supreme Court telling me to press 9 to listen to that message. She proceeds
to ask me for my name and I/C number. So I told her and it sounded like as
it she is keying in and paused awhile and told me I had a notice from
Supreme Court with a charge of working with "Ah long" (Illegal Loan sharks)
to open 2 bank accounts for them and the Supreme Court had already sent me
Court summon letter to me.

I was so shocked and told her I did not know any loan sharks and I will
never do that and I did not receive any letter from Court at all. She told
me for that I'm one of the person who is involved in this illegal act and if
I want to verify my case, she would get the CID police in charge of this
case to call me.

In less than a few minutes, I received a call from someone who claimed to be
a CID officer looking for me. I answered him I am the person he's looking
for. He told me that on such a date, the police had cracked down and napped
a "ah long" (Illegal Loan Sharks) and in his house, they found a name list
containing several bank accounts open by a group of people and I happen to
be one of them. I was so socked and told him that I never would do such a
thing and I do not know any ah long or loan sharks at all. He then challenge
me and told me, "do you want to see the evident we got?" I told him, "Yes I
would like to come down to your police office to see it because I did not do
that." I then asked him to give me the address, which department he is from
and his name so that I can go down to see him. He gave me his name is
Officer Khoo Boon Hui at Police HQ. CID Tower. Blk C, level 5. His office
number is 6435 0000. However he quickly change the subject and ask me a few
questions to pretend to be investigating me. He asked me have I lost my I/C,
Bank account book? I answered No. He then asked me did I let anyone
photocopied my I/C or Bank account book? I thought for a while and answered
him I did a few months back at DBS Bank when I thought of opening a
Investment Account.

He then told me that it could be due to corruption, the bank officer may
have sold my data to the Ah long (loan shark) in return for some cash. He
told me since from his investigation he assume I'm innocent and one of those
whose I/C and bank data the ah long (loan shark) obtained from corrupt bank
officers to make false ID and bank document to open bank account, he would
fax my case to a Supreme Court office to further investigate and present my
case before the Judge. As such there is no need to go down to see him at the
police HQ he said. He told me he will get the Supreme Court officer in
charge to call me and further arrange how she can help me to plead with the
Judge together with those innocent parties that had been framed. From the
voice of that man officer who talked to me, I can tell his speaking accents
sound like from China. My mind was so confused and troubled after hearing
him talked to me all these things I did not question that at the moment.

In a while time, a lady called me on my mobile phone saying the "CID" who
had earlier on investigated me had called her and told her about my case.
She would need me to cooperate with her in further investigation. She told
me that she would need to begin to do a series of questions she need me to
answer honestly. All my conversation with her will be recorded as Court
evident. It's so professionally done that you think you're really going
through a investigation answering those questions like did you disclose any
of your bank information, documents, ID to anyone? Did you loss your
passport, ID, bank book, credit card?.

At the end of the series of questions, she told me that they are working
together with international police to crack down these illegal ah long loan
sharks organization that go around corrupt bank officers to sell their
customer's bank information, photo copied ID document to do fake IDs,
passports, and open bank accounts for them. She told me that right now just
because I said I'm innocent it doesn't prove anything. She need me to do one
last thing. She asked me how many bank account do I have and how much money
I have in my bank account. She said she need me to cooperate with them to
check my bank account to see if there's any activities transactions that are
unusual. She need me to go to Bankok Bank at Cecil street to TT my bank
account money to this "International Police" account to monitor and protect
my money for me as my bank account is no longer saved as anytime it could be
frozen. If I am really innocent and has nothing to do with any ah long
organization, I would cooperate with them to help them catch any party that
is using my account to wash black money for them. If I don't cooperate with
them to TT my money then it is clear to them that I have something to do
with ah long organization and she shall turn me over to the Judge straight
away to pled me guilty and sentence me. It was under so much confusion and
fear that they succeed to con people to TT money to this unknown
"International police officer" said to be someone who will monitor any
suspicious transactions, dealing and to save guard and protect the victim's
money. She assured me that if after the investigation is over about 2 hours
later, after they checked my account and found nothing unusual and no black
money, that international police officer will contact me and will TT the
money back into my bank account.

I was really confused and when I kept asking her for any black and white to
verify her identity to really make sure she is a real officer from Supreme
Court that she told me her name is officer Hong Mui Ying and I can reach her
at this Supreme Court telephone number: 63381034. She told me not to hang up
and not to tell anybody about what I'm about to do so that it will not mess
up their investigation process. She instructs me to go to 108 Cecil Street,
BangKok Bank to TT the money.
She told me to talk to her when I arrived at BangKok Bank then she would
disclose to me the details of the International Police to whom I am to TT my
money to. The following is the details she gave me to TT my bank money to
when I arrived at Bangkok Bank:
Name of person receiving the money: MOORDOO JAESH
Account No: 398-073768-2
Address: MAESAI

I almost TT one thousand dollars to this account she gave me to TT my money
to. But while I was at the counter, something on the inside of me tells me,
"how could you simply believe these things she talked to you about? How do
you know if she really is a Supreme Court officer? You don't even know who
this person she told you to TT your money to. What if this is a cheat and
once you TT your money over to this unknown person, you get cheated of your
money?"
So I withhold what I was about to do at that moment and started to talk to
this "Supreme Court officer" again on the phone. I asked her if I can go
down to Supreme Court and look for her to verify her identity also with
Supreme Court too. She told me she would be very busy as she is handling a
lot of such cases and may not have time to see me. She kept telling me to
cooperate with her if I'm really innocent and should let them check my money
which makes no sense to me. Finally I said to her, "I really want to go down
to Supreme Court to verify your identity and I don't mind waiting for you at
the Supreme Court. Should you be busy, I'll wait for you at Supreme Court
and also want to check with the officer at Supreme Court too if you really
are an Officer who work there." She then said, "ok, you may come down to
Supreme Court and look for me."

After I put down the phone, I went straight to Supreme Court to look for
her. To my surprise, when I was there at Supreme Court reception counter to
ask for this lady officer, the receptionist told me that there isn't any
such lady officer in Supreme Court and I'm not the only person who had came
down to look for or called to look for these lady officer. Then the
receptionist took out a recent newspaper and showed me that recently a man
was cheated of $10,000 also received such call claiming to be officer from
Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court receptionist then asked me for my name and IC number when
I was there at Supreme Court reception counter to check if there are any
real court case or charges I have. So I gave him my IC number and Name.
After searching through the system, he told me that he cannot find any
charges or court case with me. It was then I realized that I have been
conned by those 3 people who had impersonated to be Supreme Court staff and
CID.

Then the receptionist told me that it is better for me to go down to a
police station to do a police report on this and I went down to Kreta Ayer
NPP to made a police report on the same day 24/10/2007.
I hope the police would quickly catch these evil cheaters out there trying
to cheat people of their money. The police officer at Kreta Ayer NPP also
told me I'm not the only victim of such case. He told me I can go and read
about this at -
http://www.spf.gov.sg/mic/2007/071018_supcourtphonescam.htm
 

kelccm

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Scary siah. These conmen are so cunning, playing on your fears to con money. Hope the police can catch these people.
 

CTN

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The side effects of importing too many FTs aka fake talent. Hope our world class police force can nab these consters soon.
 

jsbn

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Scary siah. These conmen are so cunning, playing on your fears to con money. Hope the police can catch these people.
Fears?

In the first place, the Courts won't even serve you a writ of summons thru the phone!
 

jsbn

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Oh BTW, Khoo Boon Hui is our beloved Commissioner of Police.

I'm not sure when is he demoted though. :bsmilie:
 

eikin

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first thing everyone should do is to inform your family members/friends of such cases, especially people who are easily frightened into such scams.
 

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heard about a similar incident just yesterday from my colleague, was quite shock of how the whole episode was being planned, much better than any movie script.

the usual "sir, can you speak chinese?" phone call for the lottery scam is still around. wondering why after so long, the relevant departments are still unable to put a stop to these illegal operations.
 

SianZronG

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lottery is from a non local number right? Will we be able to keep thoese buggers on the line while we notify the police to track the number down while on the line?
but on second thoughs i doubt so until there is a specialized task force assigned to this then such response time will be achieved.
 

ZDragon

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eh guys... I just got a call at 14.30p.m. claiming that I struck 80K SGD in a lucky draw at East coast.

But in order to collect my $$$ I have to pay 16K SGD as Admin fees.

The chinese lady asked me for my Name and NRIC for Verification.

:cry:

I gave them my name as Lee Kuan You
And my IC as S0157188F
Address I gave them is to Lee & Lee and ask them to collect the 16K cheque from there.

:cry::cry::cry:
 

snowspeeder

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eh guys... I just got a call at 14.30p.m. claiming that I struck 80K SGD in a lucky draw at East coast.

But in order to collect my $$$ I have to pay 16K SGD as Admin fees.

The chinese lady asked me for my Name and NRIC for Verification.

:cry:

I gave them my name as Lee Kuan You
And my IC as S0157188F
Address I gave them is to Lee & Lee and ask them to collect the 16K cheque from there.

:cry::cry::cry:
Maybe you should ask them if you could pass them the cheque in person. Then get a few friends with camera to ambush them in public.
 

ZDragon

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Maybe you should ask them if you could pass them the cheque in person. Then get a few friends with camera to ambush them in public.

LOL the sweet chinese lady says she will sned a despatch down for my convinence. good luck to the despatch man.... ;p
 

Noakram

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The Supreme Court con men are making their round in my office now.
 

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Clementi
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eh guys... I just got a call at 14.30p.m. claiming that I struck 80K SGD in a lucky draw at East coast.

But in order to collect my $$$ I have to pay 16K SGD as Admin fees.

The chinese lady asked me for my Name and NRIC for Verification.

:cry:

I gave them my name as Lee Kuan You
And my IC as S0157188F
Address I gave them is to Lee & Lee and ask them to collect the 16K cheque from there.

:cry::cry::cry:
i think u should not do that. although it seems harmless on the surface, u dont want to play around with names, especially that name.:D
 

ZDragon

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i think u should not do that. although it seems harmless on the surface, u dont want to play around with names, especially that name.:D
It's not a valid name. Anyway If they do pick up... they will definately raise the alarm... anyway the actual name I gave them is in chinese.

李关有
 

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