Recently, the 34-year-old took to his Facebook to vent his frustration, writing, “I’m already in Nepal, but this kind of things are still happening.”
He revealed that he had just received a series of messages from a scammer impersonating his sister on mobile messaging app LINE, asking for a loan.
At first, Chris did not suspect anything and even asked for the scammer’s bank account details to transfer the money over. However, he felt that something was amiss, and decided to test his “sister” by asking, “Who are you and I closest to?”
The scammer attempted to brush away the question, replying, “We’ll talk about it when I settle my issue! Help me with my problem first,” confirming Chris’s suspicion that he was not talking to his sister.
He uploaded screenshots of his conversation with the scammer, expressing that he was angry that said person had tried to impersonate his sister, making him believe that she was truly in trouble. Chris’s wife also chided him for being “too innocent,” saying that she “didn’t think that my husband will get affected by online scammers.”
Upon reading Chris’s experience, netizens left comments reassuring the actor-host, with some even sharing their own brushes with online scammers.
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