Tag Archives: elderly

BEWARE! PRC PHONE SCAMMERS PREYING ON ELDERLY S’POREANS WITH LITTLE EDUCATION

You don't know me, and I could not possibly know you. A few days ago, you called my mother in Singapore, lied to her that she was being investigated by the PRC police for trafficking fake credit cards and money laundering, threatening her with arrest if she did not cooperate. Congratulations, you succeeded. My mother, a lowly-educated retired old woman, was duped. Duped by your ludicrous lines into giving you her life savings.

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ELDERLY GRANDMA LOST ENTIRE LIFE SAVINGS TO FOREIGN “DHL” PARCEL SCAMMERS

Someone I know was recently the victim of a phone scam. Yes, one of the "DHL" scams that has been reported on the news in recent months. The person is a 70 year old retiree. She is so risk adverse that her only form of investment is to put her money in fixed deposit accounts. Yet, over the course of 5 days, she almost lost her life's savings. What struck me was the level of control that the team of 3 scammers had over her

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OCBC RM SOLD US RISKY INVESTMENT PRODUCT, RUINED OUR RETIREMENT

Everything went well for the first 3 months until just before the maturity date, when she informed us that our investment had incurred a loss and advised us to hold it until it recovers. We had no access to any stock exchange or share price information, until the 7th month when we received a wealth report from the bank indicating, to our horror, that our investment value had dropped by more than half, and is now worth almost nothing.

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ASKED TO GIVE UP SEAT TO UNCLE, SHE SAYS “I PAY ADULT FARE WHY SHOULD I GIVE UP MY SEAT?”

Since she's on the phone, I thought maybe she never notice him so let's give her the benefit of the doubt, (I mean sometimes when I'm deep in thoughts, I also cannot pay attention to my surroundings), so I tahan until she puts down her phone which is almost 10mins later at Yio Chu Kang. I gestured to the Uncle and asked if he's okay and wanted to sit, he just smile and shake his head (so poor thing cause he kept fidgeting and I know he PAISEH) I politely told A if she could give up her seat for Uncle and here comes the awesome bit..... "I PAY ADULT FARE WHY SHOULD I GIVE UP MY SEAT?!"

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MALAY BUS DRIVER GOES EXTRA MILE TO ENSURE ELDERLY HAVE A SAFE RIDE

Yesterday morning at about 11am, I took a SBS Bus 48 (Bus Plate No. SBS 8632A) at bus stop Blk 57 Marine Parade Road (Bus Stop No. 92079). The driver, a Malay man in his twenties ( I couldn't get his name) as the bus was really packed and I stand quite a distance from the driver. After about 10 minutes into the ride, the bus 48 stopped at Parkway and a group of elderly people board the bus. The driver actually make an extra effort to stand up from his seat and make an announcement to the passengers to give up their seat to the group of elderly passengers that had just boarded the bus.

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HUNGRY OLD MAN FORCED TO EAT LEFTOVERS AT HAWKER CENTER

A reader sent us a post by Zixu Augustine Lee, who witnessed a poverty stricken old man begging for leftover food from his colleague when they ate at a hawker center. His colleague, a PRC lady, then scoffed that in China, no one would be in that situation and it would be very rare to see elderly people working and begging like in Singapore.

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PRETTY GIRL IGNORES ELDERLY UNCLE ON MRT, CONTINUES TO PLAY SMARTPHONE

Nowadays human study so much in school the outcome turn out to be like this!! An old man carry two heavy bag standing directly infront of her, she can just simply ignore and continue play her phone!! Hello it stated "RESERVED SEAT" and she just cannot bothered!!! Please share around and let her famous!! Fortunately, some other kind commuter gave up their seat and the uncle could finally put down his bags and rest.

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OLD LADY HARASSES YOUNG BOY FOR SMALL CHANGE ON BUS

A young reader encountered a decently dressed elderly lady on board a bus recently who pestered him for small change. Sensing something amiss because she did not seem poor, our young reader refused to give her anything. After she gave up, she took a seat behind the boy. Turning his head, he realized that the lady had gold bangles on her arm and legs, which led him to believe that the lady may be trying to scam young Singaporeans of their small change.

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