Basically, a lady going by the name of Zhang Jin, who spoke in perfect Mandarin, purportedly called me from Hong Kong, and in a nutshell, "informed" me that I won a prize in some Hong Kong pre-launch company draw, and asked me for my:
- Full Name (both English and Chinese)
- NRIC (the Singapore ID)
- Bank Account Number
She "explained" that her company will be launching in Singapore in August 2008, and that as the prize winner, they hope I could participate in their launch publicity and promote their products for them. Well, if it is a true hardware and services company like she mentioned, of course I have no problem, since technology is my favourite pastime too.
The elaborate efforts her organisation took to bring out my information involved calling me a few days back to inform me that they are having some roadshows at the Esplanade, then calling me again on the day of the event to let me know that I won some prize, and yet again after the show to get my details.
Right after gaining my particulars, Zhang Jin seemed eager to hang up. So, was that a SCAM?? Only time will tell... : )