Friend borrowed money but did not return it
About 3 years ago, I received a call from a friend in a religious organisation in the east of Singapore that I am part of for many years.
She say that she is in urgent need of financial help for her brother. Out of kindness, I decided to loan her and her husband a sum of money. She promised she will return back to me but till now, I did not heard or received any repayment back from them. Initially my thought was that maybe they really need some time to pay me back. But after gathering some information and was chatting with some friends, I was terribly shocked that they actually borrowed from quite a few others too. To make me even more upset, I found out that they owned 2 properties. A Condo and and a HDB!
I felt disgusted every time the husband who works there was on stage or went out eating with the Senior Leader of that organisation. They act like as if nothing happen. I don’t see them making an effort to even talk to us or make plans for repayment. Why won’t the religious organisation discipline him and made them repay all of us? Are they protecting him? This couple have 2 properties that could fetch millions. They can just sell it and return all our money!
I felt stumbled by all of them. I am not wealthy, was there to help them when they are in need but now? When I need some cash, I can’t even get back a single cent.
What should I do?
Here are what netizens think:
- Gather all creditors. Approach your religious leader and seek help from him/her. Make sure any repayment is made in the presence of your religious leader as words from tt couple can’t be trusted.
- Gather people and confront them. Last resort is shame them. The chance of you getting your money back is actually very slim so be prepared you won’t get it back.
- Expose them in public. That money is rightfully yours. Dont need to give face or chance to people like that. Approach the others from whom they borrowed from and find out more too.
- Whenever you lend out money to others, be prepared not to get it back at all… Then you lend the money. If you can’t do that, then don’t lend. You will be happier that way. Do you have any proof that they borrowed money from you? If there is no written proof, then gg.