In an unfortunate turn of events, a Singaporean couple’s trip to Genting took an unexpected and deceitful twist when they encountered two women who claimed to have lose all their money in Genting Casino. The unsuspecting couple, known as Mr. and Mrs. Chen, kindly extended an invitation to dinner, only to later discover that they had fallen victim to a liar.
Mrs. Chen, a 58-year-old postman, recounted the incident to “Xin Ming Daily.” She explained that she and her 62-year-old husband arrived in Genting for a three-day trip on Thursday, May 4. On their first evening, they decided to dine at a western restaurant.
“At around 8 o’clock in the evening, feeling exhausted, I asked my husband to queue up while I rested. Unexpectedly, two middle-aged women—one tall and one short—approached him. They claimed to have run out of money and requested that we invite them to dinner,” Mrs. Chen shared.
Trusting in her husband’s kind and generous nature, they agreed to dine together. Mrs. Chen mentioned that when it came time to order, the two women chose relatively inexpensive dishes, such as curry iron plate rice and Indian curry rice sets priced at RM16.50 (approximately S$5.50).
“While my husband went to the counter to place the order, one of the women followed and added a Taiwanese sausage priced at RM9.80 (about S$3.30),” Mrs. Chen added.
During the meal, Mr. Chen also bought several bottles of mineral water, which the two women took with them when leaving. “After the meal, they asked us to keep quiet,” Mrs. Chen recalled.
Upon returning to Singapore, Mrs. Chen came across a video shared by a friend, which revealed that a Chinese female scammer had been defrauding people for food money in Genting. Media reports further confirmed the scam, leaving Mrs. Chen shocked to realize that she and her husband had been deceived.
“Although the amount involved may not be significant, being cheated repeatedly makes me feel disheartened,” Mrs. Chen expressed her frustration.
Earlier reports by Malaysian media highlighted that four Chinese women had targeted elderly individuals in Genting, begging for food money. However, following the exposure of the scam, all four perpetrators were apprehended by the authorities.
The incident serves as a reminder for travelers to remain vigilant and cautious when approached by strangers, particularly in unfamiliar environments. While it is disheartening to fall victim to deception, it is essential to raise awareness and take necessary precautions to prevent such incidents from recurring in the future.