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    'Promo-card' syndicate in USJ Giant car park

    This happened to my mum on 23 Jan Sat afternoon, not someone's fren's kawan punya story...
    She was at USJ1 Giant walking to her car and 1 lady and 1 guy approached her, like those scratch and win gang, but they changed to 'promotional card promo'. They tried to engaged her in conversation in close proximity. Showed her something she won something, this and that. She shooed them off but they tried to stay close while talking to her. Even helped to load grocery into the car for her. Then she recounted that she like kena 'charmed', followed them to their office nearby. At the office, they gave a water filter as 'door gift' and keep trying to get her to choose this package, that package. pay this amount get something 2x the value. she kept telling them she had not much money in the bank.. Said pay RM3000 can get this lah, that lah.. She was aledi dazed and just simply chose something.

    Next thing she knew, she went with them to the Petronas station in USJ1 to withdraw. Her ATM daily limit is only RM1,500. but the lady managed to increased the limit higher. But there was only less than 2,600 in the account (good thing).

    Only when she came home, she 'woke up' and realized she was conned. Luckily, we always keep minimum amount in the ATM card account. My parents went to make police report the next day.

    So these syndicates are still pretty much alive. And it can happen to anyone no matter how cautious u are. They probably have something on them to 'charm' their victim.

    So if there are ppl approaching u in the car park with similar modu operandi, walk away back to the mall.
    So to be safe, don't keep big amount of money in the ATM card bank account. So that even if one falls prey, they can't get much from you...

    Fast forward to 3rd Feb, my mum told that a lady called her in the morning, talked to her about getting back her money. Ask her to go to their office... after a few minutes, she got tired and past the phone to her friend. If don't want to cancel report, threatened to bring her court. Her friend told the lady : 'Good, go to court lah'. After a while, knowing that she can't get anything, the lady hung up...
    Later in the afternoon, an 'Inspector Yip' called her, 'advise' her to settle with the ppl and to cancel the police report..
    I told her to ignore them, and to go to the police station to report this phone call.

    According to my mum, the gang is still active at the Giant USJ car park. So if you or your parents go to Giant USJ, please beware of this 'Promotional card' gang. They work in pairs and target the elderly...

    I don't want to speculate that they might have insider in the police station. However, the 'so-called Inspector Yip' who called my mum was able to provide details in the police report she made... hmmmm... She also have been getting a few calls since then to get her to settle and 'tarik balik' the police report.

    Forgot to mention that when they were engaging her in their conversation at the car park, they asked her few times whether she is feeling ok, got dizzy or not.... hmmm.... Sounds like they have special 'perfume' on them to 'weaken' their victims...

    They are probably using this powerful drug called Scopolamine, also known as "The Devil's Breath." Not some Black Magic charm or spell..
    It's a substance so intense that it renders a person incapable of exercising free will. Basically you will obey any instructions of anyone around you, all the while appearing normal and conscious to anyone watching.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToQ8PWYnu04

    Beware of these ppl, when they keep trying to stay close to you.. get away from them or activate the car alarm... before the drug took effect on you...

    Another friend told me about his worker's experience. He withdraw his rm3000 salary from MBB ATM. A chinese man walked next to him n try to start a conversation. Next thing he realised, the man reached into his pocket n take away his $$$ but he couldn't resist. He only seem to "wake up" after the man has left.

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    Hahahaha, sounds like a good stuff to get girls, no?

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    Not to worry, regular forumers here all very clever and alert people. Won't be easily fooled nor cheated. I presume they're always in the know.

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    It's not a matter of being fooled or cheated. When the drug took effect, u basically aren't yourself anymore... I had my doubts too before this incident happened to my mum.. I know my mum is very alert and she couldn't be bothered with these promo thingy.. They managed to keep close to her and somehow administered something to make her feeling confused, dazed.. After the drug kicked in, you'll basically will do whatever they suggest...

    Yes, Naka, sounds like a good stuff to get girls, and probably have been used before.
    The same drugs used in Columbia.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...free-will.html

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    A lengthy article on the drug

    http://magiclougie.blogspot.my/2015/...es-causes.html

    No laughing matter:
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    Besides thinking of ways of how he could pull pranks on his friends when he returned, "the original plan was for me to sample the drug myself to really get an idea of the effect it had on folks," he said. That quickly changed.

    "By the time I arrived a few days later, things had changed dramatically," he writes. "All elements of humor and novelty were rapidly stripped away during my first few days in town." Duffy, who initially couldn't wait to go to Colombia says by the time he and his team were wrapping things up and preparing to leave the country, couldn’t wait to get as far away as possible "from Colombia and that drug," he said. "After meeting only a couple people with firsthand experience, the story took a far darker turn than we ever could have imagined, and the Scopolamine pranks I had originally imagined pulling on my friends seemed beyond naive and absurd," he added. Instead, he came away with a new objective: "This story, and the people who tell it, truly deserve to be heard."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabe18 View Post
    A lengthy article on the drug

    http://magiclougie.blogspot.my/2015/...es-causes.html

    No laughing matter:
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    A friend's sister bought Rm100K+ of goods with her multiple credit cards after emerging from a bank and cornered , chauffeured around exclusive establishment to make the purchase. Banks did called and she duly verified as genuine transaction...!!!! The next couple of days the delivery send to her home all the goods she personally purchase......
    Are these establishment in cahoots as well..hmmmm....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabe18 View Post
    It's not a matter of being fooled or cheated. When the drug took effect, u basically aren't yourself anymore...
    Well..if we put in all these being drugged, being charmed by some black magic, then its probable it can be beyond control, but what I imply is people here aren't so gullible for obvious reasons. People here don't simply believe some scheme at sight, can easily smell some scam in the works. Those who incurred a huge loss are apparently very gullible. I think I read in the news that some lawyer fell for some Nigerian scam and incurred a huge loss.
    Its also suspected Malaysian personal data are "sold" to marketing companies. I used to get all sorts of telemarketing calls from people trying to sell something. When I ask WHERE did you get my name and number from..they wouldn't answer. I then switch off the call...end of story. I reckon if you have solid proof that your personal data came from some well known corporate establishment, you could sue them easily. But there's no proof at this moment, so no case.

    My current trend. ANY number that appear on cell phone as "private" or not on my contact list?.. I DO NOT ANSWER! Unknown or unfamiliar but genuine callers may sms or Whatsapp their intent or introduction for my perusal and further comms. Not so difficult innit? Desperate times call for desperate measures.

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    A documentary on the drug, filmed in Columbia, where it is a native plant..

    The champion story is the last one... How he helped to clean out his own house and not remember a thing about it.. But they 'played' with the wrong guy...

    https://youtu.be/ToQ8PWYnu04

    It's scary that the fact that it can be smuggled out from Columbia to anywhere in the world..

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    If possible,
    - don't do marketing alone. Go with spouse or adult children.
    - avoid hypermarket where car park is a long walking distance outside the mall.

    These scumbags targeted the weak and the elderly, I won't hesitate to run them down with my car if someone shouted for help..

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