Please spare me 5 minutes of your time to read below:-
I am raising fund for my mum who got scammed which resulted in the loss of all her entire life savings money. The money which was lost was saved by both my parents as they left it in the joint account and was all being wiped out.
This money which they had saved was the educational fund for both my sister and I for university. Now I am worried if I can attend university.
Below is the story which happens to my mother:-
On 11th Aug 2020, she received an SMS notification with the text “Dear Customer, your ATM Card have been blocked, Due to security issues. If you want to activate again, please call us as 31591800”. At the point she was busy with work and was worried about her card being blocked so she decided to call the number given. An Indian men picks up the call and addressed himself as the DBS bank. He then had asked for my mum’s personal data and was very convincing in his words. Unfortunately, my mother was vulnerable and gave him the passwords and data in the midst of being worried about her account being blocked. She was then no longer able to log into her DBS account.
Despite my mother trying to call the real DBS call centre to freeze her account after getting alert messages and finding out it was a scam caller, the bank did not do anything to stop the transaction, even when the scammer had applied a loan from my mother’s credit card, the bank is expecting her to pay back the loan that she did not apply for. I am aware that this has happened to several people as well however, the bank is not taking action to try to help the victims. Hopefully, this would also spread awareness for people to not make the same mistake as my mother did.
Please see the attached police report in details what exactly had happen and be an alert to yourself and your families as well.
As devastated as she is after been scammed, she is still a very caring mother and has always worked hard to provide and arrange for us to have a reasonable living. It is sad and unfortunate to see her experience this scam fraud that made her under extreme stress and worries. The purpose here is to help her regain her self-confidence and also regain our future.
I hope you would at the same time make some donation to help her get back her confident and our life. Any small amount is highly appreciated.
You could also make a donation via PayNow or Paylah to 9-Eight-35-Four-Four-6-7 for Singapore donor, it would help a lot.