A reader has contributed this scam alert to us:
“Posting this on facebook to alert scam. I’ve reported the police already.
This man has been going around AMK and now Bishan to ask people for money. He said he has lost his wallet and needed money. And he looked genuine (good acting skills). So we gave him $4 out of sympathy. My hubs saw later that he had a bunch of $50 notes and confronted him. He tried to explain his way out that he needed the money to top up farecard. Then we told him that he said he lost his wallet earlier and had no money to go home! He later returned us our $4 and quickly walked off. We called the police thereafter to alert them of the scam.
Now we are at Bishan and the same guy approached us again thinking that we are new targets! And this time he used the same tactic again!!!!! Took photo of him and called the police again to alert them of his new scam location.
After the photo was taken, we found him (a distance away, at the back of the library) asking money from another man who was smoking outside of his car.
Pls circulate this to alert everyone of this man. The police are tracking him down now.”