SHARALYN YEO: Everyone, please share this with your loved ones.
One of my dad’s friend had her Facebook account duplicated and impersonated by someone and the impersonator is going around scamming others by asking for their mobile number and telco name.
As shown on the pictures that I have shared, the impersonator says that it’s just for a contest and would need the PIN. To be honest, my dad is not fluent in English, hence he didn’t have his guard up. (He’s always been warning us of scam and today he fell victim to one)😭
After sending the PIN, he realised the word “$59” (sibei singaporean) and that’s when we thought, “SHIT! This is a scam.” We proceeded with tracking down the company’s name (BOKU) and I wrote in to the support team to inform them of what had happened.
I was glad that the support team replied me almost immediately to resolve the issue and they managed to stop the transaction from going through. This has nothing to do with bank transaction but it will be added into your mobile bill.
Everyone, please be careful of this new scam and do educate the others who are not so fluent in English, like my daddy, to be careful of this. Crisis averted!!! 😪
After sharing this post, my friend just informed me that she got the exact same message too! Guys, be careful.