If you are superstitious, you might find yourself preyed upon by a scammer. Someone might tell you that your loved ones are about to experience misfortune, which you can prevent by performing a ritual. This involves placing money or valuables in a plastic bag which can only be reopened in a few days' time otherwise the ritual would not work. After the time has passed, you open the bag to find that the valuables have been replaced with worthless items like apples, newspapers or rock sugar.
WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR
- Be wary of people who try and convince you to expose and part with your valuables
- Be suspicious of people who try and prey on your emotions and superstitions
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF
- You should always keep your valuables safe and within easy reach
- Always be wary of people asking you to hand over cash or valuables
Source: Scam Alert Singapore