A local netizen has posted a picture of an elderly Singaporean woman going around Orchard Road to beg for money.
According to him, the woman was seen walking around Orchard Road begging Filipinos and other foreign tourists for money. If the tourists appear reluctant at first, she would break out in tears and cause a scene so that the tourists would simply give her the money because they feel sorry or embarrassed for her.
When the picture was posted, several other netizens recognized the woman and reported that the woman had also been seen in other parts of Singapore using the same tactic to gain sympathy.
One netizen even related that he had even given the woman $10 and treated her to a meal after thinking that she was genuinely in trouble.