Beware & Protect Yourself 05 (Oct 16 - Dec 18)

Re: Beware & Protect Yourself 05 (Oct 16 - Dec 18)

Postby winston » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:47 pm

Almost 250 people in Hong Kong lose HK$1.9 million in WhatsApp scam

Biggest case involved woman who lost HK$119,000 in 24 hours after being conned into buying more than 50 points cards for online games

Source: SCMP

http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law- ... 19-million
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Re: Beware & Protect Yourself 05 (Oct 16 - Dec 18)

Postby behappyalways » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:04 pm

S’pore hen party goes south after S$420 MBS hotel room bought on WeChat found to be unauthorised
https://mothership.sg/2018/04/hen-night ... sands-420/
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Re: Beware & Protect Yourself 05 (Oct 16 - Dec 18)

Postby winston » Sun May 06, 2018 7:21 am

Singapore recalls Malaysia-made kaya over suspected contamination by pest droppings

SINGAPORE: The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) has recalled a brand of kaya or coconut jam over suspected contamination.

A bottle of Frezfrut Natural Goodness Kaya, which is from Malaysia, was suspected to have been contaminated with pest droppings during the manufacturing process.

AVA did not elaborate on what type of droppings these were.

The importer has voluntarily recalled the specific batch of the kaya, AVA said in a statement on Saturday (May 5).

The affected batch has the label indicating "Use by 05 Feb 2020" and weighs 220g.

AVA advised customers who bought the affected product not to eat it.

Source: The Star

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/ ... 9eOTTLx.99
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Re: Beware & Protect Yourself 05 (Oct 16 - Dec 18)

Postby behappyalways » Sun May 13, 2018 9:25 am

Domestic helper in S’pore borrows more than S$2,100 from moneylenders with employer’s details
https://mothership.sg/2018/05/foreign-d ... row-money/
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Life 29 (Nov 17 - Aug 18)

Postby winston » Wed May 30, 2018 7:46 am

Six ways to spot a fake Buddhist monk after Hong Kong ex-actress on crusade to expose them strikes again

With actress-turned-lawyer Mary Jean Reimer striking again in London, forcing an impostor soliciting donations to disrobe on the spot, we reveal six ways you can tell a real Buddhist monk from a fake one

Ask him to produce his jiedie (a certificate of ordination as a Buddhist monk issued by the Chinese government).

Six ways to tell whether a monk is real or fake
1. In general, monks from real temples do not solicit money on the streets (though a Mahayana monk may solicit donations to cover the costs of his travel).

2. Anyone holding a monk’s bowl to solicit money on the streets is fake, as the bowl is only for food in Buddhism.

3. Anyone who hustles on the street selling amulets and other fortunetelling products such as paper medallions or bead bracelets is fake.

4. Buddhist rules forbid monks from engaging in geomancy, face or palm reading, or any activities related to feng shui.

5. Real monks do not act aggressively, and would happily offer blessings without asking for anything in return.

6. Genuine monks will be willing to answer questions about which temple they belong to and Buddhism in general (such as about the Five Precepts), and recite Buddhist incantations.


Source: SCMP

http://www.scmp.com/culture/article/214 ... ade-expose
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Re: Beware & Protect Yourself 05 (Oct 16 - Dec 18)

Postby winston » Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:44 am

Be Careful Of Pick-Pockets In Europe

- One of the guys in our group had his knapsack opened by a girl who was sitting very close to him

- My knapsack was also opened in Milan. The guy then went away when someone in my group noticed him.

- The next day, I put a lock onto my knapsack. However, someone then try to cut it. Fortunately, they couldn't get into my knap-sack as there was another section.

- I then had to carry my knap-sack in the front

- Need to buy one of those "Cut-Proof" knapsack with the zipper hidden into the side of the back.

- When we were paying for our stuff at a supermarket in Nice, an elderly French woman told us to to be careful of pickpockets. It was very kind of her as she couldn't speak any English while my French is very rusty.
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Re: Beware & Protect Yourself 05 (Oct 16 - Dec 18)

Postby behappyalways » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:21 pm

Bangkok airport scam: 14 S’poreans allegedly asked to pay S$3,160 fine for carrying too much alcohol
https://mothership.sg/2018/05/bangkok-a ... igarettes/
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Re: Beware & Protect Yourself 05 (Oct 16 - Dec 18)

Postby behappyalways » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:17 pm

Northpoint City shop keeps iPhone X 64GB, gives re-contracting customer cheap Samsung phone
https://mothership.sg/2018/06/singtel-e ... rade-back/
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Re: Beware & Protect Yourself 05 (Oct 16 - Dec 18)

Postby behappyalways » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:12 pm

S’porean locked up in inhumane conditions in KL after flying in with less than 6 months passport validity
https://mothership.sg/2018/06/singapore ... -deported/
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Re: Beware & Protect Yourself 05 (Oct 16 - Dec 18)

Postby winston » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:17 am

Here are a few tips to avoid falling victim to a scam

1. Never give your credit or debit card number, or bank or personal information to anyone unless you initiate the call.

2. Never click on a link in an email from a bank, especially if the email claims that you need to do so urgently.

3. Don't answer calls unless you recognize the number, even if it says the name of your bank. If it's urgent, they'll leave a message.

4. No one is giving you lots of money to help them move money out of a country. You did not win the lottery or a sweepstakes, and even if you did, there are never any fees associated with claiming your winnings.

Source: The Oxford Club
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