LOAN SHARKS HARASS INNOCENT LADY WHOSE NAME AND NUMBER WAS USED BY SOMEONE AS GUARANTOR

Dear editors,

A friend received a call from a ‘credit company’ asking if she is the cousin of so and so….The name was not one of her cousins. Even her name was not correct. Thereafter, she has been receiving calls from different numbers, claiming that person had used her name and phone number as a guarantor for her loans! She even received threats on whatsapp.

I accompanied her to make a police report but she continues to receive such calls daily. The Police had advised her to just ignore the calls and messages!

Is that the new operation standard of Ah Longs nowadays? They simply accept a telephone number with a name as guarantor for loans? I find this ridiculous! Anyone who has access to a register, eg. reservation queues at restaurants & etc can simply use any of the names/numbers to borrow money

I hope the authority can do something about this issue.

Does anyone has any similar experience to share? She is really at a loss what to do except not picking up calls with unfamiliar numbers. This is disrupting her peace of mind.

Fairy Tan

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