Online friend turned out to be a scammer

Anonymous | 08 May 2023

Investment Scam Internet Love Scam
I met a woman on the cMB app, which was a rare occurrence for me as I don't usually get many matches. She introduced herself as working at GuocoLand under the Hong Leong Group. She mentioned that she was going overseas to Kuala Lumpur for an exchange program, and due to privacy reasons, her camera access would be blocked by the IT department. Then, unexpectedly, she asked me to take photos of an unfinished BTO (YCK Beacon) because she wanted to check on the progress as she was considering investing in the project.

After a few days of talking, she suddenly brought up an opportunity to earn extra cash and provided me with a link. She asked me to sign up and explained the mechanics of how it worked. She said that if I joined, it would improve our "relationship" with the extra cash flow.

The first thing that caught my attention was the mention of NFTs and the metaverse, which raised a red flag for me. The website she directed me to seemed authentic, even containing certificates from GuocoLand. She explained that it was a project shared by GuocoLand and the government, which further increased my suspicions.

Throughout this experience, I had read similar stories, and I believe scammers use various tactics to manipulate people. If you start to have doubts, it's important to back off immediately because it's likely part of a scam. The phrase "too good to be true" perfectly describes this situation. I hope my fellow single Singaporeans won't become victims of love scams.