Saturday, October 20, 2012

Janice Tan Fake Facebook Account

Another fake account by the name of "Janice Tan" ( has been exposed.

She seemed to be "flawless" for the past few months, adding guys to her list, updating her profile with statuses and "new" photo, appearing online in Facebook Chat sometimes. Her Facebook account just appeared like any other hot girl's account.

It was only until hours ago when she used another girl's photo, though without the head portion, she was being seen through.

"fell in rain and bump knee... paaiiinnnnn......"

The owner of the photo is called "Eve Lim", an ex model. The photo was taken years back.

When Eve approached her, she blocked Eve in Facebook straightaway, and also removed the photo. It was too late since we had already made a printscreen.

We have no idea what is her motive. The scammer seems to have created a few fake accounts...

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Injury Extortion Scam at Johor Bahru Custom

We are not sure if this is absolutely a scam or insanity case.

We were informed of a middle aged lady who was presented at Johor Bahru custom. She would approach people and accuse them of banging into her that caused an injury on her arm. She would point to a mole and insist that it is an injury.

She would then follow her victim throughout the custom and make sure all the passers-by can hear her story.

We believe this could be a case of an indrect extortion. The lady could be expecting her target to respond offer her compensation instead. Of course, there is also a possibility that this lady is just insane.

People who happen to experience such incident should keep clam and ignore the lady completely although her continuous accusation might cause awkwardness for a long period of time.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Fake Comments from SEO Companies

Similar to many blog owners, we do experience frequent comment spams in our entries.

Some examples would be:

Hi there, awesome site. I thought the topics you posted on were very interesting. I tried to add your RSS to my feed reader and it a few. take a look at it, hopefully I can add you and follow...

(Hyperlink text)

I actually enjoyed reading through this posting.Many thanks...

(Hyperlink text)

Hi there, awesome site. I thought the topics you posted on were very interesting. I tried to add your RSS to my feed reader and it a few. take a look at it, hopefully I can add you and follow...

(Hyperlink text)

My cousin recommended this blog and she was totally right keep up the fantastic work!

(Hyperlink text)

Usually, these comment spams will not have any targeted type of blogs, except those blogs that are being ranked higher in Google that their bots are able to locate. Hence, most of the comments are inclusive of compliments that can be applied to any blog generally, and followed by hyper-linked keywords that the spammers want to target.

We have blogged about this some time back. This blog entry is, however, to highlight spams from SEO companies. SEO means Search Engine Optimization, which we label it, jokingly as, flirting with Google to get your website shown at the top of searches.

Business owners who own any website may consider engaging services from these rich SEO service providers, however, do weigh your reputation.

If part of the SEO company's tactic is to spam all blogs with such comment that includes your company website at the bottom, it will portray your business very negatively.

Think again if you are deciding to engage services from such spammers. Weigh the consequences.

On our side, Scams Singapore have to keep our comments moderation on so as to filter off such scam. We do not wish our visitors to click onto the URL on the fake comments accidentally. If you own a blog, do be responsible for your visitors as well.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Twitter Direct Message Scam

If you are an active Twitter user, you would have probably received direct message (DM) from a few of the people you are following.

hey this person is writing cruel things that are about you http://URL
hey this person is making up dreadful things that are about you http://URL
hey this user is writing offensive posts that are about you http://URL

These are similar to the previous Twitter DM scam. Please do not click on the URL at the back of the message.

Do warn your friend about it if you have received similar message from him/her.

In fact, we are quite surprised that such hoax is able to sustain for so long with more preys falling for the trick, causing an "explosive" effect.