I lost my personal information to a scammer!

Anonymous | 2019年7月24日

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I posted an ad on Gumtree regarding the place I was vacating .
Lady Miss tan, replied to the mail stating she wants to secure the place if it is available.

She stated that she is a Singaporean , currently working in Germany. She wishes to come back to Singapore to work there and needed a place by 10th August, 2019.

I informed that I may not move out before september and If She needs the place , we can make some arrangements. SHe agreed to move in September once I vacate. I was contented to have solved that issue easily

She asked me the exact address where I stay so that she can ship her luggage to that address. I furnished her with the same.

She provided me with her NRIC number S763620?E and asked me to share a payPal account so that she can transfer the deposit. She forgot the online bank details so insisted to use paypal.

I requested her to use whatsapp/ messenger/etc so that communication can get easier. However, she denied stating that email is a good way to keep record.

before creating paypal account, I somehow happened to google and find out It is a scam. Be wary of such scam! Even though they provided a picture of the i/c, it can be photoshop-ed and may not be theirs!

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