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« on: October 27, 2019, 12:41:39 pm »
Want to share with all of you regarding a man I met from okcupid last Dec.

He is Eugene Chan, Singaporean, in his early 40s. He stayed in tampines but moved over to loyang. After chatting for a few months, we met in person and went for a few dates. In May, he claimed that his chinese partner had run away with the company money and needed to borrow money from me to tide over. He & the other partner were trying to borrow money from different sources as the amount needed was alot. I stupidly loaned him based on trust and sincerity. He promised to return the money in sept/ oct. Til now, he has not returned and not replying to my message.

Though I said I went to the police, he said police cant help me at all. What can I do ?

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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2019, 04:48:58 pm »
Want to share with all of you regarding a man I met from okcupid last Dec.

He is Eugene Chan, Singaporean, in his early 40s. He stayed in tampines but moved over to loyang. After chatting for a few months, we met in person and went for a few dates. In May, he claimed that his chinese partner had run away with the company money and needed to borrow money from me to tide over. He & the other partner were trying to borrow money from different sources as the amount needed was alot. I stupidly loaned him based on trust and sincerity. He promised to return the money in sept/ oct. Til now, he has not returned and not replying to my message.

Though I said I went to the police, he said police cant help me at all. What can I do ?

Got pictures? 
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2019, 12:02:57 am »
Yes. should i post the photo here?

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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2019, 02:25:12 pm »
Yes. should i post the photo here?

The police report if possible....
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2019, 11:04:20 pm »
Sounds like a troll to me......

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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2019, 12:03:15 am »
havent go to the police yet ... wanted to scare him so that he can return quickly ..

troll?! u mean i want to get this kind of attention from social media? i am upset and angry enough . not in the mood for anything else

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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2019, 07:45:51 am »
until you can supply documentation or photographic evidence instead of yelping away, how can anyone take you seriously?

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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2019, 03:26:23 pm »
havent go to the police yet ... wanted to scare him so that he can return quickly ..


He knows you are soft hence he is blasé.

How much did you lose?
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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2019, 01:01:36 am »
I just lodged a police report. How do I attach here? The image button doesnt work ..

Police had asked me to look for lawyer. They cant help me.

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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2019, 10:01:35 am »
I just lodged a police report. How do I attach here? The image button doesnt work ..

Police had asked me to look for lawyer. They cant help me.

Are they asking you to get a lawyer to issue a letter of demand?
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« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2019, 12:38:31 pm »
Police said they cant do anything cos its considered as a personal loan. This was what Eugene told me. Police asked me to seek legal advice if I want my money back. Otherwise, there is nothing I can do. :(

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« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2019, 05:48:27 pm »
Police said they cant do anything cos its considered as a personal loan. This was what Eugene told me. Police asked me to seek legal advice if I want my money back. Otherwise, there is nothing I can do. :(

Yupz.... seems to be the case.  I think a letter of demand from a lawyer would be around $300 - 500.  So it depends on the amount and how desperate you are in wanting to recover your money.

You can just call up HOH Law,  first hour is free for consult so I would recommend you do that
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« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2019, 11:18:48 pm »
Thanks beaverjuice for the advice

It has been a few weeks of MIA. I went to his house last Saturday, waited for 5 hours past midnight but futile. This shows clearly that he doesnt want to pay. I hope the legal charges is not expensive. If expensive, I would not be able to afford and this man gets scot-free.

Friends here, pls beware of this man. He will try his hands on others..

I dont understand why our singapore law cant protect us.. why this case is not considered as scam? How many of us will fall prey to this? From a Singaporean man :(  :'(

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« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2019, 03:47:39 pm »
Can I seek all your advice ?

The legal staff said that I dont have the NRIC and address so they cant help me :(

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« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2019, 11:35:57 am »
Can I seek all your advice ?

The legal staff said that I dont have the NRIC and address so they cant help me :(

Since you don't have his NRIC nor address,  how can we help you?  Eugene Chan is not much to go on since you don't even have his middle-name  :-\

Maybe try going back to the source - how and where did you meet him in the first place?
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