We have been alerted to this sponsored post on Facebook posted by a Facebook community called Tea time talks, which headline read: “SGD will be replaced soon says Chinese authorities during press release”.
Unsurprisingly, the shocking headline quickly got netizens very triggered, who did not hesitate to leave their two cents worth under the said sponsored post.
What is this garbage? Not even a good alternative for toilet paper!
Eagle-eyed netizens are quick to point out the ‘legitimacy’ of such news.
Then there are the undiscerning ones who simply accept what is presented as truth, without verifying.
Living an Ah Tiong’s Life
This one gives a dare.
It’s the Government’s fault again?!?!
PAP somehow gets a mention.
None of the commenters seemed to have clicked on the link in the post to read. For if they had bothered to do so, they will realise that it brings them to this website that has absolutely nothing to do with the headline of the post.
Clearly, the claims made in the post which alleged that the Chinese authorities said in a press release that the Singapore Dollar will be replaced soon is FALSE.
It is highly possible that this could be an online scam. Online scams are on the rise.
In 2019 alone, more than S$168 million were unwittingly lost to scammers. That’s S$23 million more than the previous year. Scams are constantly evolving to be more sophisticated.
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