A cautionary tale emerges from Junction 8 as a group of friends fell victim to an elderly woman’s deceptive plea for help. On January 15, the group encountered an elderly lady who approached them with a seemingly sorrowful story, requesting $4 for food. Little did they know, this encounter was part of a scheme targeting unsuspecting individuals.
Found the elderly woman “pitiful”
In a social media post shared by one of the victims via the Instagram page SG Follows All, the friends described how the elderly woman, referred to as an “old auntie,” approached them with a sad demeanor, specifically requesting $4 to purchase food. Driven by empathy, the group decided to help and handed over the money, believing it would be used for a meal.
To their dismay, the elderly woman immediately diverted to a nearby Coffee Bean outlet, known for its relatively higher-priced items. The friends, recounting the incident, expressed surprise at the woman’s choice of venue for buying food, considering its relatively expensive offerings.
The situation took an unexpected turn when the friends encountered another lady who shared a similar experience with the deceptive auntie. According to the additional account, the elderly woman had been approaching numerous individuals, including the second victim, with the same plea for financial assistance.
Buys expensive coffee and cake
What added insult to injury for the group of friends was the revelation that the $4 they had generously given was not solely spent on a simple drink; the elderly woman also purchased an $8.50 cake. The friends shared their disappointment and frustration in the social media post, expressing their feelings about being deceived.
Despite the unpleasant encounter, the friends acknowledged that they willingly gave the money, recognizing that the responsibility lies partly with them. However, they emphasized the importance of raising awareness about such scams to prevent others from falling prey to the elderly woman’s act.
What the netizen said (SIC)
on 15/1 my friends and i were at junction 8 when this old auntie approached us in a sad voice liddat asking for $4 to buy food.
we thought she was quite pitiful lah so we just gave it to her but then she immediately took our money n zao to coffee bean to buy food (coffee bean is quite expensive bro).
we oso met another lady and she told us that the auntie has been approaching many others for money as well including her. Then worst part she take our money not only just buy drink but also buy and 8.50 cake oso bro 😭😭😭
imo isnt completely her fault lah because we were the ones that decided to give her the money, and maybe it is just $4 but i wld still like to spread some awareness about it in case anyone else falls victim to her oscar award pitiful acting…And the 8.5 dollar cake + drink bro 😭😭