Hi Singapore Uncensored,
My mom told me that she got a call from a person that claim that he is from Standard Chartered Insurance. The person had my mother’s NRIC and name! The shocking part is none of my family members have any credit card/loans or deposit accounts with Standard Chartered. He told my mother that there is a new health care insurance scheme from Standard Chartered which cost only $120 a month.
She also claim that after signing the insurance contract for 24 months she will be given a ticket for two and five night hotel/resort stay at Maldives. My mother got curious and ask how the process of getting the plan.
The person started saying that in order to be eligible for the free holiday she have to pay 24 months in advance. The person told my mother that she can meet up with her to discuss more the insurance scheme at a Macdonalds near my home.
My mother got skeptical and passed the phone to me. Initially, i was thinking that it must be another scam call from some unknown PRC person. To my surprise the person spoke good English and was able to share more about different health benefits after signing up the package.
I asked him how would i make payment for the insurance plan. He said that due to this brand new promotion is to attract more customers to Standard Chartered. I have to pay it in cash. Immediately i knew that this insurance plan was too good to be true and i told him no way i am going to sign up a insurance plan by paying cash. He told me its possible to sign up via Western Union transfer.
“HELLO YOU FROM STANDARD CHART NEED ANOTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTION TO DO MONEY TRANSFER YOU MUST BE THE MOST DUMBEST SCAMMER”
After shouting at him that he is a scam and i will report him to the police. He hang up the call. Moments before he hang up the call i could hear hokkien voices in the background.
Please inform family friends that there is this new scam going around!!!!
New source: Mr Mhd Farhan