Man trolls ‘sugar mummy’ scammer who offered up to $7k a week

Published by AsiaOne on MAY 21, 2020

Hook up with an attractive older woman and get paid $7,000 a week? Instead of taking the bait on this sweet deal, hilarity ensued when one man decided to give a scammer a run for their money.
Amos Heng took to Facebook on May 19 to share how he had led the scammer by the nose for over two hours, even managing to obtain their bank details in the process.
It all started when an Instagram account, one @miss_amelia01, requested to follow Heng on Instagram.
In their bio, miss_amelia01 promised the opportunity to “service” a wealthy sugar daddy or mummy who would pay up to $7,000 a week, an offer that proved far too intriguing for Heng to ignore.
“What do you do on the evening after a busy Monday workday when someone offers you a sugar mummy service online? Take him up on the offer of course!
“After all, how can I claim to be a proponent of local businesses if I myself don’t support a local enterprise,” Heng quipped.
He got the ball rolling by pretending to be a potential sugar baby “seeking love from the Merdeka generation”.
The scammer, claiming to be one Vivian Ivan from Cupid Ventures Instant Meet-up Agency, asked Heng a series of personal questions before asking him to choose his desired sugar mummy.
The only catch? Heng had to pay a “hook-up fee” of $400 before meeting with his sugar mummy, the scammer said.
Despite Heng claiming that he needed to ask his “real mummy” for a loan to cover the fee, the scammer was none the wiser, continuing to assure Heng that he had “nothing to worry about”.
In hopes of convincing Heng to part with his money, they even sent over a video of a man appearing to vouch for their services.
In the video, the man claimed that he had just gotten a payment of $6,000 from his sugar mummy, adding: “Come on friends. It’s true and trusted.”
After several rounds of back and forth on the “hook-up fee”, Heng finally pretended to capitulate to the scammer’s demands.
They then told Heng to transfer the funds to a DBS bank account and send over a receipt.
But the jig was up when the scammer realised that Heng had sent a fake receipt.
The scammer appears to have blocked him on WhatsApp, he said.
Heng has yet to call the cops on the scammer, he told AsiaOne on May 19, adding that he was “quite busy these few days with work”.
A check by AsiaOne showed that the scammer’s Instagram account was still active at the time of writing.
Its first post was made a mere three days ago, on May 18.
But the scammer’s modus operandi is nothing new; the police had received reports of similar scams as early as December 2015, the Straits Times reported in 2016.
At least 20 victims lost a total of about $26,000 after they were promised “rich female clients” in exchange for registration fees and other miscellaneous payments, police said.

男子遇见“甜娘”骗子,愿意提供每周高达S$7,000薪金

翻译自亚洲网 日期 2020年5月21日

与一个有吸引力的年长女性作伴,并获得每周S$7,000的报酬? 你会不会被这个甜蜜的诱饵而欢呼雀跃呢?当你让骗子赚到钱逃跑时,欢呼声随之而来的并不是你。
5月19日,阿莫斯·亨(Amos Heng)上了脸书(Facebook),分享了他如何被骗子诱骗两个多小时,甚至设法在此过程中获取了他们的银行详细信息。
一切始于一个Instagram帐户@ miss_amelia01,要求在Instagram上关注亨 。
在他们的履历中,miss_amelia01承诺将有机会“服务”一个有钱的妇女,她每周最多会支付S$7,000,这一报价对亨来说实在太令人着迷了。
“如果您在周一工作日忙碌之后的某个晚上,当有人在网上邀您高薪提供服务给“甜娘”时,您会怎么做?当然要尝试!
“毕竟,如果我自己不支持本地企业,我怎么能声称自己是本地企业的支持者,”亨打趣道。
他假装自己是一个潜在的糖宝宝,“向立国一代寻求爱”,这使骗子就如虎添翼。
这位骗子自称是丘比特创投机构即时聚会组织的维安·伊凡(Vivian Ivan),在要亨选择自己想要的“甜娘”,还向亨提出了一系列个人问题。
骗子说,唯一的条件是亨与“甜娘”见面之前,必须支付S$400的“连接费”。
尽管亨声称他需要向“甜娘”借钱以支付这笔费用,但诈骗者并不笨,他继续向亨保证,要他“不必担心”。
为了说服亨,他们甚至发送了一段视频,其中一名男子似乎在担保自己的服务。
在视频中,该男子声称他刚刚从他的“甜娘”那里得到了S$6,000的付款,并补充道:“来吧,朋友。这是真实而值得信赖的。”
经过几次的交谈,亨最终假装向骗子的要求屈服。
然后,他们告诉亨将资金转移到DBS银行帐户并发送收据。
但是当诈骗者意识到亨发送了伪造的收据时,马上警惕起来。
他说,这个骗子似乎已经在WhatsApp上屏蔽他。
他在5月19日告诉AsiaOne时说,亨尚未致电诈骗者,并补充说他“这几天工作非常忙”。
AsiaOne在撰写本文时,该骗子的Instagram帐户仍处于活动状态。
它的第一篇文章是在三天前的5月18日发布的。
但是骗子的作案手法并不新鲜。 《海峡时报》在2016年报道称,警方早在2015年12月就收到类似骗局的举报。
警方说,在向他们许诺“富有的女性客户”以换取注册费和其他杂费后,至少有20名受害者损失了总计约S$2.6万。

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