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A netizen shared how his mother, who works as a hawker at People’s Park Food Centre, was scammed by an uncle.
He said that he told his mother that he needed to borrow $85 because his colleague had “just been in a car accident” and that he “needed cash to pay for it first”.
He promised to pay her back later that day, to which the kindhearted old lady agreed to help him out.
Here is the story:
“hi guys, help a dear friend out please 🙏🏻
My mother works as a hawker in Chinatown at People’s Park Food Centre.
On 1st July 2021, around 7:50AM, a man (shown in the photos) came up to her and desperately asked to borrow $85 as he said that his colleague just been in a car accident and he needed cash to pay for it first.
He assured and promised that he would pay her back the money later that day. My mother, out of the kindness and trust in her heart, loaned him the money that he would be true to his promise.
Despite this act of generosity and faith, the man never came back to return her hard earned money.
At a loss, she went around Chinatown asking the regulars and store owners in the area if they had seen the man around but it was to -no avail.
However, a number of people who recognised the man claimed that he was a serial scammer who targeted the meek and older aunties and uncles in the area – people like my mother, a hardworking hawker who despite not being wealthy, was generous enough to lend a helping -hand to a stranger in need.
If anyone has seen him around, please let me know. I know it’s impossible to get the money back but please do spread this to anyone you know, especially your grandparents that is a regular at that area. thank you! 🙏🏻”
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