Job Scams 招聘骗局

Man trolls ‘sugar mummy’ scammer who offered up to $7k a week

Published by AsiaOne on MAY 21, 2020

Hook up with an attractive older woman and get paid $7,000 a week? Instead of taking the bait on this sweet deal, hilarity ensued when one man decided to give a scammer a run for their money.
Amos Heng took to Facebook on May 19 to share how he had led the scammer by the nose for over two hours, even managing to obtain their bank details in the process.
It all started when an Instagram account, one @miss_amelia01, requested to follow Heng on Instagram.
In their bio, miss_amelia01 promised the opportunity to “service” a wealthy sugar daddy or mummy who would pay up to $7,000 a week, an offer that proved far too intriguing for Heng to ignore.
“What do you do on the evening after a busy Monday workday when someone offers you a sugar mummy service online? Take him up on the offer of course!
“After all, how can I claim to be a proponent of local businesses if I myself don’t support a local enterprise,” Heng quipped.
He got the ball rolling by pretending to be a potential sugar baby “seeking love from the Merdeka generation”.
The scammer, claiming to be one Vivian Ivan from Cupid Ventures Instant Meet-up Agency, asked Heng a series of personal questions before asking him to choose his desired sugar mummy.
The only catch? Heng had to pay a “hook-up fee” of $400 before meeting with his sugar mummy, the scammer said.
Despite Heng claiming that he needed to ask his “real mummy” for a loan to cover the fee, the scammer was none the wiser, continuing to assure Heng that he had “nothing to worry about”.
In hopes of convincing Heng to part with his money, they even sent over a video of a man appearing to vouch for their services.
In the video, the man claimed that he had just gotten a payment of $6,000 from his sugar mummy, adding: “Come on friends. It’s true and trusted.”
After several rounds of back and forth on the “hook-up fee”, Heng finally pretended to capitulate to the scammer’s demands.
They then told Heng to transfer the funds to a DBS bank account and send over a receipt.
But the jig was up when the scammer realised that Heng had sent a fake receipt.
The scammer appears to have blocked him on WhatsApp, he said.
Heng has yet to call the cops on the scammer, he told AsiaOne on May 19, adding that he was “quite busy these few days with work”.
A check by AsiaOne showed that the scammer’s Instagram account was still active at the time of writing.
Its first post was made a mere three days ago, on May 18.
But the scammer’s modus operandi is nothing new; the police had received reports of similar scams as early as December 2015, the Straits Times reported in 2016.
At least 20 victims lost a total of about $26,000 after they were promised “rich female clients” in exchange for registration fees and other miscellaneous payments, police said.


翻译自亚洲网 日期 2020年5月21日

与一个有吸引力的年长女性作伴,并获得每周S$7,000的报酬? 你会不会被这个甜蜜的诱饵而欢呼雀跃呢?当你让骗子赚到钱逃跑时,欢呼声随之而来的并不是你。
5月19日,阿莫斯·亨(Amos Heng)上了脸书(Facebook),分享了他如何被骗子诱骗两个多小时,甚至设法在此过程中获取了他们的银行详细信息。
一切始于一个Instagram帐户@ miss_amelia01,要求在Instagram上关注亨 。
这位骗子自称是丘比特创投机构即时聚会组织的维安·伊凡(Vivian Ivan),在要亨选择自己想要的“甜娘”,还向亨提出了一系列个人问题。
但是骗子的作案手法并不新鲜。 《海峡时报》在2016年报道称,警方早在2015年12月就收到类似骗局的举报。

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