this call came thru this morning & that's the official looking number displayed on my hp.
the voice on the other end was gruff & official sounding, & was apparently a high-ranking police officer from bukit aman who could identify my name. he went on to ask if i knew 2 names he mentioned. when i said i didn't know them, he proceeded to elaborate that they lived in my area & were involved in large borrowings from banks in hong kong. he 1st spoke in english, then mandarin.
i've received many scam emails before from persons in africa who wants to use my bank account to deposit cash due to me from generous but unknown politicians. i've also had youths with neck-ties coming to my home asking me to scratch their lucky draw cards.
but this is the 1st time i've had a phone call like this, so i cut him off in mid-sentence. i figured if he was genuine & serious, he'd call back & i'd apologise for the poor connection. but he didn't.
you read the papers & everyday there are stories of deception where people deposit cash to a stranger's account to gain more cash or to cement an ambiguous relationship. they are gullible maybe because of desperation or greed.
after all, desperate situations demand desperate measures.
& nothing ventured, nothing gained.
my neighbour just bought a whole bunch of watches from a friend in a business deal. now, she's asking the wife to help peddle them for a commission.
who was it who said there's one born every minute?