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“I Asked If He Was A Scammer, He Hung Up On Me” — Chinese Restaurant Owner Encounters F&B Reservation Cheat

The recently trending scam involves the scammer calling restaurants to make large bookings with expensive wine requests from a bogus supplier, for which the eatery has to order upfront by transferring money to a designated bank account.
“I Asked If He Was A Scammer, He Hung Up On Me” — Chinese Restaurant Owner Encounters F&B Reservation Cheat

A new phone scam has been making its rounds in Singapore lately, and it involves F&B businesses. One affected restaurant was Fortune Court in Chinatown, a Cantonese diner set up by former Peony Jade staff. 

According to Fortune Court’s co-owner and restaurant manager Connie Chee, 55, the ruse involved a scam caller contacting her last Thursday to make a large reservation. “He wanted to book three tables for the next day and asked me to give him my most expensive menu including three big crabs,” she recalled.



 

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