I Know That You Guys Are Desperate But…

October 9th, 2007   •   10 comments   

…do you have to resort to this in order to grab my attention?


Spotted this officious looking “Notice” which was stuck on my door handle. It certainly looked – at first glance – like a notice from the housing authority, exhorting us flat dwellers to repair our ceilings within the stated period. The moment I saw the phrase “No Obligation Call Us Now At….”, I knew that I have been had. Well almost.

What would they do next? Create an envelope with the “state-crest” and the words “ON GOVERNMENT SERVICE”?

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  1. posted on Oct 09, 2007 at 2:39 PM

    This is getting very common 🙁
    On our forum, Complains.sg similar things happened too.

    With one contractor posing as HDB officer to me. What the hell.

  2. ed
    posted on Oct 09, 2007 at 10:28 PM

    This is almost like SPAM in physical form.

  3. imp
    posted on Oct 10, 2007 at 9:21 AM


    the word ‘no obligations’ is completely contradictory with the ‘charges from $50’ lor.

    i usually ignore the notice and go straight to find the company logo. if it’s non-existent, then i ignore.

  4. posted on Oct 10, 2007 at 2:22 PM

    fwah..this kind of thing oso have…hmm..lemme ask my boo if she kena oso..if yeah..we can both go complain…~snigger~

  5. posted on Oct 11, 2007 at 8:28 AM

    yes i got the exact “notice”.

    knew it was a scam as soon as it wasn’t A4 size. Town Council or HDB almost always use A4 paper for notices.

  6. posted on Oct 11, 2007 at 12:37 AM

    This one is not so bad. I remember a few years ago, there were some even more unscrupulous ones that used look-alike HDB logos on their leaflets.

  7. posted on Oct 11, 2007 at 3:33 PM


    Aiyoh… so you also kena this eh? Disgusting isn’t it by preying on other people’s fears.

  8. posted on Oct 11, 2007 at 3:35 PM


    Sounds like a good way to seive out the wheat from the chaff… hehe

  9. posted on Oct 11, 2007 at 3:36 PM


    Anything to separate a man from his money… What I call “Fear Marketing”…

  10. posted on Oct 11, 2007 at 3:38 PM


    Good tips there…. A4 size would be the trick then!

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