Message SMS offering loan turned out to be a scam

Anonymous | 19 Aug 2021

Loan Scam
I received a SMS text message about Money lending. A few days later I responded to the text to inquire about a loan. During the texting, I was asked to submit my  IC number and name.

The person sent me a contract that looked very legitimate. In that moment, when I needed the financial help, I signed it without realising that the draft was a fake contract. I was given a call, later in the evening, and was asked to pay $3800 in order to activate an account. This was the point where I realised I have been scammed. I decided to cancel the contract and that's when the harassing began.

I received a series of aggressive Whatsapp texts, the next morning, from a different number - stating that I have to pay a cancellation fee. If I refused, they would come to my house and harass me violently. As of now, I have not lost anything financially, and I regret what has been done.