How to stop a family tragedy
My dad is beyond help…He has been transferring close to 300k to scammers for more than a year now, believing that it is an investment scheme and he will be able to get 450k in total as returns.
He borrowed money from friends, relatives, loan shark and stole money from my mum, begging us countless times to transfer him 1k each time, saying its the last 1k before he can receive his returns. He still don’t believe it is a scam each time, and say that we don’t trust him.
Our family has fallen apart due to his greed, and him not waking up to his senses. We went to the police station to seek advice, but nothing can be done if the victim doesn’t believe it is a scam and make a police report.
My mum is planning to file a divorce, but I believe it will take several months to finalise everything. But in the meantime, I am really afraid something could happen to us since he is still staying with us, but there is nothing we can do. Really hope that someone can give advice on this.
Here are what netizens think:
- Let the bank know, hopefully they can close the account and stop the transactions
- Once the transfers stop, the money and “investors” will be gone. Only then he will wake up. Yes, its brutal but take it as a hard lesson. Meanwhile, u n ur mum can try go to the bank n seek advice n help n see if its possible to stop thd transfer but im afraid ur dad need to be there as well. If he dont want to go its fine, let him feel the pain. U focus on ur mums well being n watch him from afar
- You can try to declare him mentally incompetent and remove access from all accounts. Sigh.
- Time to move out away from this scammer siaolang laopeh.. Nothing u can do to stop them for getting free easy money same like those insurance scam agents…