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Teen sisters lose $5,000 in iPhone 4 scam
Savings, bursary, scholarship money lost to a 'buy 2 get 1 free' online scam.

IT WAS, to them, too good a deal to pass up - buy two 32GB iPhone 4s at $350 each and get another one for free.

The model sells for $1,048 without a contract.

But after the three sisters sank in about $5,000 of their savings, along with two other girls, they realised it was a scam.

It started with an ad on Gumtree Singapore - a classified ads website - which a classmate showed to 17-year-old Tan Hui Ting.

"She showed me her iPhone and said she bought it from this 'buy two get one free' deal online," claimed Hui Ting.

"She's been a good friend for five years so I trusted her."

Next: The trouble begins


They deserve my sympathy if they got cheated for buying a phone for own use but trying to buy 36 Iphones to sell for profit??? Greed, gullibility, looking for fast bucks, telling lies, these girls deserved it! If a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is!

Posted by evantan66 on Thu Mar 31 2011 at 13:17 PM

The sisters have been too greedy when it comes to deals that are too good to be true. They should have order just 1 set first to try out the dealer than buy more the next time.

Buying too much at 1 go will give the dealer a reason to run off with your money even if they had been genuine in the beginning.

@gigolo: At least for your generalization used on SG Girls, they grow brains. I don't even think you have one since you don't seems to think with one.

Posted by tempo4me on Thu Mar 31 2011 at 10:01 AM


She claimed the classmate (Hui Ting's friend) said to her: "Don't be angry ah, don't be angry" and admitted that she had lied in order to get others to buy the iPhones with her.

What did the classmate lie about?
-. that she didn't put in any money, unlike Hui Ting?
-. that she misled Hui Ting to think it was a good offer?

So the classmate actually want to burn Hui Ting's money?

Posted by sgcrystalball on Thu Mar 31 2011 at 08:22 AM

How many of the 66% were conned repeatedly every five years.

Posted by sure_win on Thu Mar 31 2011 at 01:57 AM

May I ask what grudges do you hold against SG girls?? Your comments here are extremely offensive to our female forummers and viewers here, so please THINK...before you even start typing. Very uncultured of you (as a man) to say something liddat in a public forum! :mad: Get a life man! :mad:

Posted by LouisSG74 on Wed Mar 30 2011 at 22:59 PM
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