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Accident Scam – Man Hit Vehicle and demand compensation
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Accident Scam – Man Hit Vehicle and demand compensation

SINGAPORE – Has the pretend accident rip-off prevalent in China made its approach to the shores of Singapore? That was the query raised by a driver’s account of one thing comparable that occurred to him on Thursday morning (Jan 23).

It has been extensively reported in China lately that a number of people there have tried to say compensation from drivers by appearing as in the event that they obtained knocked over by their automobiles.

One video on-line even exhibits a youth operating as much as a stationary automotive and leaping onto it as if he obtained hit, solely to be advised by the driving force that he has the ‘accident’ recorded on digital camera.

In an e mail that was despatched, the driving force recounted how he was turning right into a carpark close to the Tiong Bahru Food Market and Hawker Centre when he heard a loud bang from the again of his car.

After pulling over to examine what had occurred, he noticed a person sitting on the bottom, who advised him that his car had knocked into him.

Refusing provides to be delivered to a clinic close by and calls to lodge a report with the police, the person demanded compensation for his ‘accidents’ however ran off after an aged couple close by informed him that the person had knocked onto his automotive as an alternative of issues occurring the opposite means round.

In an e-mail forwarded, the driving force wrote:

“I am very a lot nonetheless in shock by an unscrupulous rip-off I encountered earlier as we speak (Jan 23).

“Yes, I have seen comparable instances on tv dramas however it was horrifying after having skilled it first hand.

“I was on my method to Tiong Bahru Market alongside Seng Poh Road this morning, and was getting ready to show into the carpark there when I heard a loud bang that got here from the again of my automotive.

“I shortly pulled over alongside the aspect of the street and noticed a younger man, in all probability in his early thirties, sitting on the aspect of the street.

“He was sporting a purple polo tee, which, I consider, bears the identify of a development firm.

“I was puzzled how the again of my automotive might hit anybody when I was not driving at a excessive velocity as I was getting ready to show into the automotive park.

“Nevertheless, I requested the person if he was harm, after which I noticed a couple of scratches on his knee.

“He began screaming and rang somebody on his telephone, which is claimed to be his ‘office’, to report he was in an accident and couldn’t go to work.

“Fortunately, I noticed a common practitioner’s clinic behind us so I provided to take him to see the GP collectively.

“He refused, saying he most popular to see a authorities clinic as an alternative.

“I stated to him: ‘let’s see the GP first and if there’s a have to, the GP will refer us to the hospital.’

“He refused fiercely once more, so I provided to name for an ambulance as an alternative, in addition to to ring his boss and clarify what had occurred.

“I additionally stated to him we should always make a police report.

“He then began screaming and asking me to compensate him with cash as an alternative.

“I was at my wit’s finish. I then requested if he might let me see his identification card in order that I might ring the police, which he informed he had misplaced.

“I am fairly positive he’s from China, together with his closely accented mandarin, although he insisted he’s an area however stated he misplaced his IC.

“I advised him then that him misplacing his IC provides us extra purpose to go to the police.

“At that point, I was very a lot in shock and felt dangerous about it. I was additionally tempted to provide him cash however was afraid he may go to the police and declare that I gave him cash to pacify him.

“It was then that I went to the espresso store behind us and requested the individuals there for assist.

“One aged couple got here as much as me and stated they witnessed every thing; they noticed him hit my automotive and fall to the bottom and insisted to me that I name the police to guard myself.

“Another man stated to me that this can be a rip-off and informed me to go away him alone.

“At that point, I advised the person, who was nonetheless on the bottom asking for cash, that I could not give him cash and I have determined to name the police because it was higher we’ve every thing documented in a report.

“He left in a short time however not earlier than shouting at me that I was heartless due to my actions after I had hit somebody, and stated it was his dangerous luck to have met me.

“Seriously I felt very dangerous being in a state of affairs like this. I was completely embarrassed with a crowd round us!

“In any case, I rang the police to make a report and was requested to go to the police station later to offer a press release.

“I wrote this simply to let everybody know and be cautious of such a rip-off.

“In such a terrifying occasion, maintain calm and report back to the police instantly to alert them.”

SOURCE: STOMP

Accident Scam – Man Hit Vehicle and demand compensation
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