Sim Lim saga: Online vigilante group says Paypal account suspended

Sim Lim saga: Online vigilante group says Paypal account suspended

SINGAPORE - Online vigilante group SMRT (Feedback) has said its Paypal account has been suspended due to "suspicious activity".

According to a statement on its Facebook post on Saturday: "So Paypal has suspended the account due to 'suspicious activity' which is usually associated with criminal gangs or terrorist activities.

"Come to think of it, actually that's true. We are terrorists. Sim Lim terrorist - terrorizing the hearts of errant retailers floorwide."

According to The Straits Times, the satirical group, which was set up in 2011, mocked breakdowns on Singapore's public transport.

More recently, they posted personal information about errant mobile shop operator Jover Chew on their Facebook page, after a Vietnamese tourist scammed by Mr Chew was left in tears in his shop, begging for his money back.

Mr Chew was also in the news for refunding a woman $1,010 in coins, which included one- and five-cent coins. 

 

 

Last week, SMRT (Feedback) were responsible for pulling a prank on Mr Chew when his particulars were used to order three large pizzas from Pizza Hut.

The business addresses of Mr Chew, 32, and his wife were posted on the Facebook page of SMRT (Feedback).

Photos of them, their contact numbers and Mr Chew's properties were also listed on the Facebook page, reported The New Paper.

Mr Chew's wife, Ms Winnie Koh, 31, has been on the receiving end of prank calls and online harassment, and even had her personal details splashed on the Internet.

However, she insists that her business, J2 Mobile, is separate from the one he runs at Sim Lim, though he was listed as J2's owner until 2012 when his name was removed and she assumed sole ownership of the company, reported The Straits Times.

Mr Chew's shop in Sim Lim Square, Mobile Air, was found to be shut last Wednesday (Nov 6) after the backlash, according to The New Paper.

candicec@sph.com.sg

 

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