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SCAMMER ASKING PUBLIC FOR “DONATIONS”, GETS CONFRONTED THEN RUNS AWAY

Pls stop donating to scam charities

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I thought it was over a few years back, but it seems to have made a comeback after covid restrictions are relaxed.

Have you seen those youngsters asking for donations, only accepting $10 notes, telling you they will use the money to buy rice or whatever?? They hold clipboards w a transparent pouch with pictures of elderly printed on ppr or something

They are scammers, I have even seen them sharing the money from the plastic pouch, and being so happy and giggling about the easy work. Tbh they look as though they are unemployed and delinquents.

Recently I just saw a guy holding that same clipboard being clingy to a lady and persuaded her to ‘donate’. I tapped the guy and asked what kind of charity organisation they are helping and told the lady that it is a scam. Instead of explaining to me, the guy just ran away, so shady.

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Ok I dont know what charity name is printed on the papers, but if in any case I am wrong, pls lmk and I will take this post down. I just cant stand ppl using the name of ‘charity’ to con good-willed people of their hard-earned money. I was almost scammed myself cos the guy was pressuring me, but luckily I didnt donate.

Pls just donate to legitimate organizations through proper channels, or I rather you just buy toto and donate to sg pools and they can donate on your behalf.

Editor’s note: Legit fundraising activities are registered, you can check at charities.gov.sg to see if they are legit.

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