28 Mar '17, 9am

Be warned, the internet is filled with horrendous scams, don't fall victim to them

Ned and I had connected over Facebook last October. After six months of chatting online and over the phone, he was finally visiting me in Singapore and I had eagerly gone to the airport to meet him. There, I got a phone call from a woman who identified herself as a Malaysian customs officer. She claimed that Ned had been detained for bringing in over US$30,000 (S$37,500) into the country, and she demanded that I pay for his release. When the Western Union manager heard my request, she asked how I’d met Ned. I told her and she replied point-blank: “Miss, this is a scam. We’ve seen many cases like yours before.” I refused to believe her. “I don’t want my friend to get hurt,” I implored.

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