Choi Ye Bin simot ang datung sa bangko
Sa latest episode ng JTBC’s “Ask Us Anything,” naging special guest si Choi Ye Bin. Siya ay nakilala sa K-drama na “The Penthouse.”
Nagkaroon ng revelation ang young actress na minsan na raw siyang naging biktima ng fraudster o voice phisihing scam over the phone.
Ayon kay Choi Ye Bin, “I thought that voice phishing scams were always family-related. I never imagined that someone could impersonate an employee from a federal institution. But someone told me that they were a prosecutor and said, ‘This is Choi Ye Bin, right? The money in your account has been used in connection to a crime. If you don’t cooperate, you’ll have to be investigated as well.’”
Sabi pa niya, “They told me to search them online and so I checked the fraudulent prosecutor’s name and photo and everything online. So I believed them right away, and I talked to them on the phone for an hour.”
Nangyari raw ang lahat bago pa siya mag-debut and at that time, masasabi raw niya na wala pa siya halos savings.
Naubos daw ang laman ng bank account niya dahil naniwala siyang legit ang kausap niya.
Sabi pa niya, “This was before my debut, and it was a difficult time for me, so the entirety of my savings that I had in my bank account was 900,000 won [approximately $761]. If they had said, ‘Send me that money,’ I would have grown suspicious, but instead, they told me to transfer all that money to a gift certificate for the time being.
“So I immediately ordered a 900,000-won gift certificate. Then they said that if I told them the number of the gift certificate, they’d return it to me as money once the investigation was over.”
Halos lahat sa set ay nagulat sa rebelasyon na ito ni Choi Ye Bin.
Dugtong pa niya, “So I told them the number, and as of that day, my bank account had a zero balance.
“While I was talking to them on the phone, I thought to myself, ‘Wow, I feel safer now that I personally know a prosecutor.’”
Nadiscover lang daw niya na na-scam siya nang ikuwento niya ang nangyari sa kanyang trainor sa gym.
Ito raw ang nagsabi sa kanya na, “Are you sure this isn’t voice phishing? I said, ‘Of course not, what are you talking about?’ Then I worked out for an hour. But afterwards, they never called, and I thought to myself, ‘Why aren’t they answering the phone?’”
Twenty-three years old pa lang si Choi Ye Bin ngayon.
Kung nangyari ang voice phishing scam sa kanya bago siya mag-debut, malamang ay 17 years old lang siya noon. at kasalukuyang nagti-training.