Although most of a typical retiree would eagerly plan how to spend their hard-earned cash say a long overdue investment or a Kardashian extravaganza, 70-year-old Tan Soy Kiang struggled very hard on two consecutive jobs just to pay a false debt worth $400,000.00.
It was 15 years ago when two women approached and convinced Tan that he owes the Singaporean government such debt and would result to imprisonment for any missed and delayed payment. Being gullible as he is, he immediately sought two jobs just to pay the false debt. With very limited means to cover the said sum, the deal was negotiated for a monthly payment instead.
Tan Soy Kiang, 70, had been paying off a $400,000 debt. Unfortunately, it was just a scam.
Every month one or both women would come to Tan to collect the “payment” and would threaten him of the circumstances. With only $1,000.00 wage, Tan works as a street cleaner every morning and as a pump attendant from 4:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. for $1,000.00. Given that his monthly income still would not compensate, he was also forced to let go of his retirement worth $53,000.00.
He took two jobs and handed over $53,000 of his retirement savings to pay his “debt”.
The deception was only revealed after Tan’s confession to his niece Pamela Lim who just arrived from Australia after 15 years. Lim immediately set up a meeting with the culprits who then, allegedly confessed their actions.
For 15 years, he had to borrow money from neighbours and his 73-year-old sister to survive.
Both parties agreed to a monthly payment of $500 as opposed to Tan’s $2,000.00 payment otherwise, they will be fined and imprisoned for 10 years.
One of the two women accused of cheating Mr. Tan claims that she is innocent.
Madam Boo Sok Hiang, 69, claims to have been cheated of almost $40,000 by the other woman, known only as Madam Tan.
The other woman, Madam Tan, claimed she received only about $30,000.
She was shocked to read in the papers that the total sum taken from Mr Tan was $400,000. Madam Tan, 65, admitted that she had initially taken the money from Mr Tan to pay off her gambling debt incurred from playing mahjong.
Ms Pamela Lim, the elderly man’s niece, was the one who discovered the scam.
“My uncle was constantly hungry and was always borrowing money from my mother and the residents in Kim Keat Avenue,” real estate agent Pamela Lim, 39, told The New Paper. “He has two jobs. There is no way he doesn’t have enough money to take care of himself.”
Mr Dan Chen, 28, started a fundraiser on Indiegogo, to raise money to help Mr Tan.
UPDATE: More than US$42,941 (S$58,400) have been raised online for the 70-year-old man who was scammed out of $400,000 over 15 years by two women. The Straits Times reported that Dan Chen, a man who works in an international school, had created a campaign on crowdfunding site Indiegogo to help Mr Tan Soy Kiang.
“I was both shocked and angry when I read the news,” he said. He then took the initiative and launched the campaign on Indiegogo.
Dan Chen’s initial goal was to raise US$5,000 (S$6,700) for Mr Tan but after his unfortunate story went viral online, more than US$42,000 had been raised by 1,256 people on Dan Chen’s page.
Fishermen’s Rarest Yet Most Terrifying Catch. A Prehistoric BEAST With 300 Teeth.
They got quite a shock when they pulled a terrifying prehistoric shark from 700 meters below sea level.
A group of fishermen from Australia just made history when they caught a prehistoric shark. Commonly known as a frilled shark, its origin dates back to 80 million years which is only one of two species still alive. It is also believed that it's the very first time humans have seen such creature alive according to Simon Boag, chief executive of South East Trawl Fishing Association (SETFA).
The two-meter-long shark was pulled out from water near Lakes Entrance in Victoria and was caught at 700 meters below sea level. Eel-like in shape, this frilled shark has 300 teeth over 25 rows which can devour its prey whole.
It has needle-shaped teeth which can grow up to two meters long.
Dashboard Cameras Capture Terrifying Moment Taiwanese Airplane Crashed On a Bridge
Life is precious. You only live once. Cherish it!
A dashboard camera of a Taiwanese driver captured the terrifying moment of TransAsia flight GE235 crashing into a river near the country's capital city of Taipei. The chilling footage shows the plane, a turboprop ATR-72, rolling sharply to the left as it descends over an elevated bridge. TransAsia Airways has confirmed in a Facebook post that the plane carried 58 people — five crew members and 53 passengers. At least 13 people died in the crash.
(Watch the video below...)
The incident was also confirmed by Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council who issued a statement that there had been a plane crash at around 10:45 AM local time.
This Newborn Baby was Flushed Down The Toilet. How the Fire-fighters Save Him? Unbelievable!
What kind of mother would do such cruel thing to her own baby. Thanks to the Firefighters for saving this angel.
One of the most horrible stories that I always hate to hear is about depriving a newly born baby of his rights to live a wonderful life. In our present society where almost everything is being accepted no matter how immoral and wrongful it may be, the notion of life is construed to something dispensable. People use facts and science to justify the apparent truth that they want to believe in. And none of the moral concerns are being considered. Hence, from time to time, babies are aborted, abandoned and sometimes left behind by the parents because they just feel they are not ready to have one yet or whatever absurd reasons they have. I always pray for those babies who are aborted and I hope that those who are abandoned and left behind can still be saved.
Just like what happened in this video. A baby was flushed down in the toilet and found out to be stuck in the pipe of the drainage. What kind of mother would do such cruel thing to her own baby. That baby has the right to live! Fortunately, firefighters were immediately informed about the incident. And they did not waste any time to pull out the baby from the pipe because they knew every second counts.
Watch the Incredible Rescue of the Firefighters!
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