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  1. longqi

    longqi Very Well-Known Member

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    had a really bad day yesterday... then had a really great experience

    Basically got robbed in Singapore
    Got wallet etc etc etc
    Left me with passport and an empty debit credit card
    Had credit on my phone but being in Singapore cost a motza to ring bank to cancel stolen card
    Bank advised strongly to lock the account
    Didnt think about it and said ok
    Then tried to transfer money from stolen card account to empty card account
    No can do.. ALL ACCESS DENIED
    Ring bank
    Sorry Cant unlock that until you either go to a branch.. sorry none in Singapore
    [tricky here.. cannot be a agency.. must be a direct branch] of which there are none

    Get a special pin we will sms you
    TY
    SMS please
    Sorry Yes we know your mobile is registered to us as in Indonesia
    But we dont SMS special pins to overseas numbers
    We will send you a Token
    OK send the token please now
    Sorry that will take between 7 and 14 working days
    ??????????????????

    Long story short
    Its night
    Im in Singapore with a few cents in cash
    Booked to fly back to Bali in morning 9am but need cash for visa and taxes or cannot take flight
    No charge or credit left on phone
    No cash to make call to anyone
    None of my friends or family on line

    Get on line and think
    APS
    Ok so I see who is or hopefully will be on line and send 4 people a message
    I have only ever actually met 2 of these people
    and that was only once
    Never met or even really had long discussions with the others although we have 'talked' in various threads
    2 came on line and busted a gut to help
    Problem was money transferred to an account takes 24/48 hours to show up
    oops
    other 2 both sent messages offering any help they could

    But my son came on line early in morning and deposited cash which showed up straight away and saved my butt so I got home ok

    Im not going to mention the names of the people who helped or offered help because they might get inundated with pms

    But this is a HUGE TY TY TY
    You all restored my faith in humanity after a bad day
    Hearts of gold the lot of you

    Warning to anyone traveling
    NEVER let a bank lock your account while you are overseas
    My new card will be posted to my old Australian address and have to be forwarded from there
    $250 to get token couriered to me in Bali,
     
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    graedesire Not so new Member

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    Glad you are ok. Good on the people who helped/offered to :)

    Never a good situation to be in.
     
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    MathewB Very Well-Known Member

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    I like Singapore but I'd hate to be stuck there over night and not be in the hotel, glad you managed to get home. I was expecting you to say that you were still there while reading your post haha
     
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    Robo1 Well-Known Member

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    Good to hear you got home ok. Good on the APS members that offered to help!
     
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    Glad you made it cobber! That's why we have kids.
     
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    On holidays in NT, running out of fuel, having a random dude pull over and ask my brother and I if we wanted a lift back to our car after sweating our asses off only walking a few kms restored our faith :)

    Glad everythings ok now :)
     
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    Glad you made it safe!!
     
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    Darlyn Very Well-Known Member

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    I think most Aussies will help out where they can, for people who need it.
    When I celebrate Aussie day that is the Aussies I think of.
    Glad you are home, even tho it's sans wallet.
     
  9. White Wolf

    White Wolf Active Member

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    Glad it worked out for you, and nice to know we have such a nice community here !!!!

    Who say's reptile keepers ain't good people !!!!!! :D
     
  10. SteveNT

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    standard thing to do up here mate. It's why I live here.

    G'day WW how areya?
     
  11. White Wolf

    White Wolf Active Member

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    Good thanks Steve, better now... Jack and coke going down very nice lol :)


    Hope things good up where you are ?
     
  12. Bedella

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    HA see Aust isnt full of murderers like on wolf creek!

    Glad to hear you made it out of that it one piece Longqi!!
     
  13. Bluetongue1

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    longqi,
    I am really sorry to hear you got robbed but glad you weren't stranded on top of that.

    One thing I have learned is that there are a lot of really decent people on APS. Those who were so willing to help, exemplify that. I believe you also exemplify it. I have never read a terse word from you directed at another forum member. When you have found yourself under fire, you have remained persistently cool, calm and collected, stuck to your argument and never resorted to personal criticism. And you go out of your way to provide thorough guidance to those less experienced. So I don't find it at all surprising that others would want to assist you if they could.

    It is a pleasure to read a thread that highlights the positive aspects of members rather than the errant behaviour of a small but vocal minority.

    Blue
     
  14. ssssnakeman

    ssssnakeman Almost Legendary

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    Thats very true Blue.
     
  15. Cockney_Red

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    glad you got sorted longqi...:)

    And I agree totally with BT1...ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO READ YOUR POSTS
     
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    what a nightmare! glad to hear you got it sorted in the end and that you have been left relatively unscathed!
     
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    Glad it all worked out in the end chap Always good when people restore your faith in humanity. the joys of being a nice person
     
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    How lovely :D Glad you are home safe.
     
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