Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Scam alert: Beware of bogus contractors

Bogus contractors have been targeting elderly people in public housing estates, telling residents that they have been appointed by the HDB to carry out repair works.

The "required works" include replacing doors, rubbish chute covers or sewage pipes, installing security systems and repairing spalling concrete or leaking ceilings.

The HDB said residents will be given prior notice if works need to be carried out in the flats. Genuine officers are also issued with a staff card bearing their photo. Residents are advised to request identification documents for verification.

If in doubt, call the HDB branch service line on 1800-225-5432 to verify a contractor's visit.

Ref: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/housing/bogus-hdb-contractors-targeting-the-elderly

Exceptional people: Foreign workers donate blood

100 of Gates PCM Construction foreign workers gave blood as part of the Gates Gives Life Blood Donation Drive.

Food for forgetfulness - in Chinese

Exceptional company: Microsoft raised more than S$154,000 for people with disabilities

Microsoft Singapore has raised more than S$154,000 for people with disabilities in its flagship philanthropy event held on Saturday.

The funds will be channelled to help people with disabilities pursue tertiary education in information technology-related fields and pick up vocational IT skills training.