Just because we’ve known somebody for years, that doesn’t mean they’re trustworthy. And this case proved this point true.
Recently, Mr. Lim approached reporters to voice out how his friend of 2 years betrayed him and shut him off after leaving him in a pile of debt, according to Malaysiable News.
Lim shared how he knew Alvin 2 years ago through work. He was a good friend to Lim and had once reached out to help Lim when he was in tough times.
As such, when Alvin asked Lim for a favour on the last December, he agreed without thinking twice.
“He (Alvin) asked me if I was subscribed to Maxis, then he asked me to sign up an installment plan by Maxis called ‘Zerolution’. No upfront payment was needed, the bill will come in every month after that,” Lim said.
After signing up for the plan, Alvin personally promised Lim that he will transfer money to Lim every month and wouldn’t cause any inconvenience for him.
However, Alvin stopped transferring money to Lim just after one month and he always had excuses when Lim asked for the money.
“Besides being an insurance agent, he also worked for his father. So he came up with excuses such as he still hasn’t receive commission from his company or his father haven’t bank in his salary. Just like that, the debt started piling up,” Lim added.
Up until March 2017, Alvin’s phone bill has amounted up to RM1,000. When Lim started asking money from Alvin, he denied about receiving the iPhone and said he only got a Sim Card from Lim.
Desperate to settle the phone bill, Lim turned to Alvin’s brother but was told – ‘This is my younger brother’s business, not mine”.
Lim even sent a private message to Alvin’s mother but he got ‘seen-zoned’ by her. Poor Lim…
That was when Lim knew that Alvin has shut him off. One of their mutual friend contacted Lim and ask:
“Did Alvin ask your help to sign up the installment plan?”
Apparently Alvin had went to this mutual friend before but he was turned down. Realising that he has been fooled by Alvin, Lim made a police report and was told that it’s a form of commercial crime.
“When I was in trouble, he (Alvin) helped me, which was why I felt indebted to him. Now, I hope that he can step forward to settle this mess, or at least return the phone to me,” Lim said.
Till today, Alvin’s bill racked up to RM1,400. After doing some inquiries with Maxis, Lim was told that if he were to terminate the plan, he will have to fork out an additional RM3,300 to pay for the phone, which means he had to pay RM4,700 in total.
Lim’s story definitely served as a PSA to everyone else out there who has the idea of ‘sharing’ telco plans with their friends – which is surprisingly common. Next time you do, you may want to think twice about the complications you may face.
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