Friday, June 28, 2013

Joey's Fake Tagged Profile - Alice T

This is Joey's fake Tagged profile under the name of "Alice T". She doesn't have any Tagged profile at this point of time.

This profile is likely created for playing of the Pets game.

If you have anymore detail or interaction with this fake profile, do update us.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Prize Money Phone Scam

We have received an email as of below:

This is one of the most convincing scams that I almost fell for which happened to me over a period of a month.

I first received a call from a "blocked" number 2 months ago, where a female woman who speaks pretty good chinese asked me a few survey questions about my handphone choice as well as electronic products. I was eager to get off the phone so I answered quickly and without much thought. The lady ended the call by saying that her company will be having an electronic fair the next day in Singapore and that my number will be entered for a lucky draw. I didnt give it much thought afterwards.

One month of silence.

4 weeks later I received a similar call from the same woman who spoke fluent Chinese. She asked me whether I could remember the similar call she made 4 weeks ago about the lucky draw. She identified herself as Chen Xiu Zhu. I was eager to get off the phone so I just skimmed through her questions with all my superficial answers. To which she responded calmly that my number won 3rd place for the lucky draw, which included a 15 day tour to America for four people that is worth 618, 600 HK dollars. I was very skeptical but the woman was extremely glib and persuasive. She even went to the extent by telling me that this fair can be found on local media (as they had coverage over it) and I could check the chinese news. She probably knew by then that I wasnt too good with my Chinese and tried to lead me to that unfamiliar direction. She even provided me a link to the Hong Kong based company's internet address where I could find all the information of the fair and lucky draw on it. The link is: The company's name is Hong Kong Hong Xin Shun electronics

She then asked me to claim the prize within the next two weeks, just by simply providing copies of my passport and passports of my family members to her. I then asked her to give me some time to check it out and she gladly did. During the conversation she also noted my apparent skepticism and spent a good 10 minutes telling me not to worry that it isnt a scam and that they will not collect a single cent from me. When I got off the phone I immediately went to check the website and true enough, the company seemed pretty legit. I then went to consult my dad to ask if he thinks its legit and we both were skeptical about it.

The very next day, the same woman called back and said that I had the chance to either take the trip or convert the trip into cash which would amount to 540,000 HK dollars after reduction of a proportion of money. She kept congratulating me and even provided me more details about the company, because at that point I asked her what the catch was. She said that the Hong Kong based electronics company was planning to come to Singapore to set up shop later in October that year and that all I had to do was to come down to the event and answer reporters which will be covered by the media. Sounds pretty legit so far, as she kept emphasizing that her company will not take a single cent from me. All i had to do was to agree and provide her my name, IC number, Date of birth and bank account number and they will transfer the money over.

These are the factors that made the entire operation seem legit:
1. She kept emphasizing that her company will not take a single cent from me
2. The website she gave me seemed legit and even contained a news result on the lucky draw of which my phone number was listed
3. I couldnt seem to find any scam reports or alerts to this particular case on the internet
4. She managed to convince me that her company was setting up shop in Singapore later in the year
5. She managed to keep me on the phone for close to an hour, explaining that she will never resort to a scam and told me all the company was doing etc etc, basically building a very strong rapport with me, even telling me that I could go to the police if I wanted to but emphasizing that her company was legit
6. The very next day she even set up an account for me under the guise of a hong kong hang loong bank or something and even gave an account number: 0008168959 and a password that all seemed pretty legit
7. She willingly talked to my dad for an hour reassuring him that its not a scam
8. She conducted herself in a very professional manner, so much to the extent where i literally placed my trust in her

What busted her:
1. So it was during the week of dumpling festival where she told me that there will be three days of holidays for her and she will call me back the week after to confirm the transfer of money to my POSB account. So far so good, she hasnt asked for any money yet
2. Two weeks passed and she finally gave me a call, telling me that another personnel from the "bank" will give me a call later to confirm the transfer of funds
3. truly enough another person called me and requested that i hand over another document before the transaction can be complete (sounded very professional)
4. As they probably played on the fact that my Chinese wasnt very good, the other person made me call Chen Xiu Zhu (that same woman) from the company to assist me in the handing over of another document (which makes the story more legit)
5. Finally, after weeks of playing it back and forth, Chen Xiu Zhu finally says that I needed to hand over 4.5% of the amount over to the "bank" holding my money as they were transfering funds across countries. The first red flag. She made the mistake of identifying the instituition that held my money to be government run.
6. The second red flag - A call made from my dad to the monetary authority of Hong Kong revealed that there was no such existing agreement in such a government instituition and advised that it was most definitely a scam
7. A call made again to Chen Xiu Zhu, who suddenly became hesitant and anxious in her speech, insisting that this isnt a scam etc etc. The final red flag came when the pre-existing telephone number suddenly became defunct when I tried calling the same number as listed on the company's website
8. A more thorough check on the internet, I managed to find a very similar case posted by "almost victims" on

Really angry because so much thought and planning has gone behind the many phone calls made back and forth. No matter how sweet tongued and glib these people sound, as the old saying goes, if its too good to be true, it probably is!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Melissa's Fake Facebook Profile - Qadira Lion

If you have a hot Facebook friend by the name of Qadira Lion, do not be happy. The actual owner of the photos uploaded belongs to a Singaporean Melissa.

We believe, at this point of time, the fake Facebook profile is mainly used to advertise website.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Irene Tan's Tagged Fake Profile

Here we go again - yet another fake Tagged profile using our Singapore girl's photos. Will these scammers realise that when they use local girls' photos to add local people, their scam will be exposed soon?

Fang L

Profile URL:

Last Active: 18 hours ago

Profile Views: 1484 times

Profile Skin: boom

Tagline: i'm not a perfect person, i make a lot of mistake but i still love those people who stay with me after knowing how i really am

Member Since: June 1, 2013

Gender: Female

Location: singapore, Singapore

Age: 25

Relationship Status: Single

Interested In: Friends, Dating, Serious Relationship, Networking

Ethnicity: Asian

Religion: Christian

Orientation: Straight

About Me


stand up for cancer... i dedicate it to my love ones...


romeo and juliet :)I'm a HUGE fan of horror flicks, though most of the ones out there these days aren't that great.I absolutely LOVE werewolf movies-cept the gingersnaps series..


Family Guy, Deadliest Warrior, M*A*S*H, American Dad, LA Ink, a few things on TruTV, anything on the military channel, Ghost In The Shell: SAC, CSI Miami, Future Weapons, Dogfights, Deadliest Catch (yes i like it), Monster Quest and others


Santini by Pat Conroy, Moon Called by Patricia Briggs, The Dark Elf Trilogy by R.A. Salvatore, and Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy. My favorite authors are: Patricia Briggs, Laurell K Hamilton, Tom Clancy, PAt Conroy, Irvine Welsh, JRR Tolkien, Terry Brooks, Alice Borchardt, Kelley Armstrong, RA Salvatore, Lian Hearn, and others..I've recently been introduced to the Twilight series..and YES I like them so far..If people dont like them or the movie..well I do and you can keep your opinions to yourself..I respect yours if you respect mine....


swimming, bowling,


Any new people. i am looking for some one who isn't afraid to spend time with me. some one who wants to keep me well taken care of. A man who will leave me thinking of him when he is not with me


to make my love ones happy and in good health

Best Features:

I've got nice EYES for one thing I guess. At least that's what I've been told. I think one of my best features that's not physical is my loyalty. I'm very loyal to my friends. I will not turn my back on someone. Once you're my friend, you've got someone there for ya through thick and thin....

About Me:

Well.. I am a very out going person! I am who I am, and nothing else! I absolutely can NOT stand 'Fake' people!-what so ever! I am a very caring person, that loves to be with my family, and my friends! I have a great personality as well!

Perhaps, the only smart thing about this faker is that he/she has a decent profile write-up. He/She does not seem to be buying "pets" and thus is unlikely to be using the profile to play the PETS game. The profile is also set to "private" while most fake profiles are "public". We have no idea what this scammer is trying to do.

Despite the fake account is only around 12-day-old, the real owner of the photos, Irene Tan, has already encountered "hi" from three or four strangers on the street.

Kind souls, please report and block this fake account.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Fake Social Media Profiles

We have no idea what these scammers are up to but in case you have them inside your friend list, do remove and block them. Perhaps, if you are free, you can talk to them and printscreen for us to joke about.

Imposter of Vanessa

Imposter of Isabella aka Bella Choi

Imposter of Michelle Tan