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COURT ORDERS FREEZING OF ASSETS OWNED BY YANG YIN’S WIFE

The High Court on Monday (Nov 17) ordered a freeze on the local assets of Madam Weng Yandan, the wife of former tour guide Yang Yin. Yang, 40, is in the middle of a legal tussle over the assets of 87-year-old multimillionaire Chung Khin Chun. He is currently in remand over a separate criminal case, facing 331 charges of falsifying receipts related to his music and dance company.

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PEOPLE’S PARK COMPLEX: ANOTHER HOTBED FOR BUSINESS SCAMS?

The management of People's Park Complex said that for the past two years, it has taken measures to minimise the errant sales tactics seen in other shopping centres. While the problem remains, it has been "gradually reduced lately", the Management Corporation said. The management said it has been working closely with the relevant authorities, including CASE, police and Singapore Tourism Board to reduce the incidents of such practices. "(While) People's Park Complex may not have eradicated the problem completely, at least it has been noted that the malpractice of sales tactics by these operators here has been gradually reduced lately," it said in its statement.

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I GOT CHEATED BY MOBILE PLANET AT SIM LIM SQUARE

I visited Mobile Planet in July 2014. It was a pathetic experience at this shop. I went to buy a Nexus 5. Initially the shopkeeper told me the offer price is 380$. Then later i returned and confirmed again about the price and since it was that cheap I decided to buy it. While paying for it he asked me to pay 300$ extra for the promotional software package and he said it was compulsory to buy.

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SIM LIM SQUARE MOBILE SHOP CHEATED AND HIT FEMALE CUSTOMER WITH CALCULATOR

In a nutshell…please do not go to Sim Lim. I almost got cheated out of $515 today. I cried, called the police, and argued for 3 hours and by 9pm received full refund. Do not go to iGadget on 1st floor. Tomorrow I am going to the subordinate court to sue the iGadget staff who threw a calculator at my ankle. You would not believe what happened to me. Some days in Singapore feel like emotional torture to me. I just cannot believe what people would do for money.

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MINISTER TAN CHUAN JIN: SOME COMMERCIAL DISPUTES DO NOT VIOLATE OUR LAWS

Some of you have written to me about the Sim Lim case. I fully agree with your sentiments. I'm shocked at the behavior shown. The chap didn't seem remorseful either. Be that as it may, we should see how to strengthen or adjust our laws to deal with these cases where individuals face such hurdles to seek resolution. Some are disputes that may fall short of violating any laws or regulations, but they clearly assault our sensibilities!

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S’PORE COURTS RELEASE PRC CHEAT YANG YIN ON $150,000 BAIL

The former China tour guide embroiled in a tussle over the assets of a rich widow has been granted bail of $150,000, the court decided on Thursday. His passport has also been impounded. On Wednesday, Yang was slapped with 320 new charges for falsifying his company's receipts. The 40-year-old had admitted in statements to the police that he created the false receipts so that he could stay in Singapore, said the prosecution on Wednesday.

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CHINA WARNS PRC TOURISTS AGAINST BUYING ELECTRONICS IN SINGAPORE

The Chinese embassy in Singapore has warned its citizens to beware of fraud when buying mobile phones and other electronic products here. A notice posted on China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs website on Wednesday (Nov 5) said the embassy received many reports last year of Chinese tourists encountering fraud when purchasing electronic goods like mobile phones in Singapore.

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MOBILE AIR SCAMMER JOVER CHEW EARNS $20,000 EVERY MONTH

According to an ex-Mobile Air staff, Jover Chew is an arrogant boss who loves to trap his customers. When they are in a fix after signing the unfair receipt contract, he will pose for the camera and give a victory sign to show that he has made easy money for the day. He also claim that each staff in the shop makes about $20,000 SGD every month by resorting to such sales tactics. It is because of the good money that they persist in doing so.

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S’POREANS RAISE OVER $12,000 FOR SCAMMED VIETNAMESE TOURIST

More than US$9,600 (S$12,450) has been raised to buy a new iPhone 6 for a Vietnamese tourist who was scammed in Sim Lim Square and lost three month's worth of salary. Amounts ranging between US$1 and US$100 have been pledged by about 200 people for the online project started by Singaporean Gabriel Kang on crowdfunding site Indiegogo on Nov 4. Mr Kang was hoping to raise US$1,000 to buy a new phone and other Singaporean gifts such as kaya and bak kwa for Mr Pham Van Thoai, 28.

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GRACIOUS S’POREANS RAISE FUNDS TO BUY VIETNAMESE TOURIST NEW IPHONE 6

This is NOT "ok", This is NOT right. We are *NOT* a nation of thieves and cheats. This kind of scam should NOT be allowed to continue here, much less prosper like it has. But while I, as an individual can do very little to change this, together as a community we can put pressure on the lawmakers that allows scams like these to thrive over the last few years. (The first 2 floors of Sim Lim Square are notorious for scams like these over the last 5 years or more) In the meantime, I feel that Mr Pham was dealt a great injustice by the legal system and while we cannot undo those traumatic and humiliating scenes he has had to endure, we can try to make things right. Let's give the man an iphone 6!

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