Scams happen so often these days that practically anyone who owns a phone has most likely come across a scam. It may come through phone calls from real people, robocalls, or the most common – text messages that come with a link or contact number. Even public figures are not immune to scams- just ask Qiu Wen (秋雯).
Like many others in the entertainment industry, the 26-year-old influencer has been busy attending the KL Fashion Week at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur over the past week where she was spotted mingling with Amber Chia, Joey Tng, and Joey Lee.
Earlier today (Monday, 22nd August), Qiu Wen took to her Instagram Story to post a screenshot of a scam text message she received. If you are an iPhone user, you may have received the exact same message from some claiming to be from TikTok. The message (in Malay) congratulates the receiver on being a loyal customer. As such, the lucky person has been selected by TikTok to work for the platform for RM600 per day.
Sounds too good to be true right? Who wouldn’t want to earn up to RM3000 on a 5-day work every week? Unfortunately, this is just one of the many scams out there. To rephrase Qiu Wen, there’s no such thing as a free meal (lunch) in this world. If it were this easy to earn cash, there’s won’t be any poor people left on the streets. There are simply too many scams out these days and we need to be cautious. “Why are so many cheating scams these days?” she asked. “Because it’s human nature to be greedy.”
Do remember to block any suspicious numbers, cause once you get scammed, it’s hard to retrieve back your money/ belongings.