29 Mar '12, 5am

Entrepreneur asked to pay S$3,888 for ‘award’, reports incident to police

Entrepreneur asked to pay S$3,888 for ‘award’, reports incident to police

Entrepreneur asked to pay S$3,888 for ‘award’, reports incident to police March 29, 2012 by Terence LEE Justin Lee, founder of Singapore-based tuition agency Ace Tutors , was shocked when a self-proclaimed journalist from the ‘Asia Business Journal’ came to his office last December to inform him that he had won an entrepreneurship award. The catch? He’ll have to fork out S$3,888 (US$3,100) in fees for the ‘awards dinner’ and publication purposes. Something felt off, and he found many reasons to be suspicious of this ‘Joan Chua’. “Stupid lady had 3D art manicure for her nails that looked ill-fitting for any journalist,” he says, narrating the incident in a blog post . Furthermore, when Joan passed Justin her namecard, he realized that her contact information had in fact been pasted over another person’s details. When he asked to keep a copy of the ‘award’ material and an in...

Full article: http://sgentrepreneurs.com/news-stop/2012/03/29/entrepren...

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