SCAM LIM SQUARE: Everything we know so far

Photo: Shuttered Mobile Air, which recently reduced a Vietnamese tourist to tears; Ilyas Sholihyn

Stories are escaping left, right, centre on the despicable conduct of some salesmen at Sim Lim Square.

With over 400 tenants offering about the same variety of tech-related products and services, the shopping mall along Rochor Canal Road is not known for its good business practices — at least among long-time Singapore residents — but recent events have put it in an unnaturally glaring spotlight.

Here’s all we know so far, including recent reports and a list of stores best to avoid:

News

In October, a woman called the police when Mobile Air (#01-41) paid out her refund worth over $1,000 in coins

CASE announced they were watching the store closely

Recently, the High Court imposed permanent injunction against another notorious store Cyber Maestro

Mobile Air reported to have stealthily overcharged a Vietnamese tourist by $1,500, reducing him to tears

International student claims another shop Mobile 22, also made her cry by secretly overcharging her $1,000

End of privacy for Mobile Air owner Jover Chew — they even knew what he ordered for lunch

J2 Mobile denies business relations with Jover Chew

Over $10k USD raised for scammed Vietnamese tourist in crowdfunding campaign

Chinese embassy warns citizens of electronic goods fraud in Singapore

Video: Singapore’s wackiest ah beng Steven Lim wants to donate $1k to Vietnamese tourist

No more help, says Vietnamese tourist scammed at Sim Lim Square

STB offers assistance to scammed Vietnamese tourist

What will happen to $12k now that Mr. Pham doesn’t want it?

Shady businesses keep coming back under different names: CASE

On-site kiosk for customers to file cases against Sim Lim Square jerks

Singapore ‘troll site’ gets Paypal account suspended amid law-breaking speculation

SMRT Ltd (Feedback) goes down, two new pages come up (one’s dedicated to Jover Chew)

CASE seeking injunction against Mobile Air, may take months

Unbelievable: Mobile Air on Facebook is taking denial to another level

LATEST: Video: Police seize documents, equipment, products from Mobile Air in two-hour raid

Stores to Avoid

According to the Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE), these 10 stores have racked up the most number of complaints from August to October, 2014:

 

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