Singapore Employer Harassed By Loanshark Sends Filipina Helper Home

A woman in Singapore shared on online media about her terrifying experience after being harassed by an alleged loan shark after her Filipino domestic worker failed to settle outstanding debt of S$800.

The unnamed woman told The New Paper that she initially dismissed a phone call demanding payment thinking it was just a scam.

However, she panicked after she two days later received text message containing photographs of her house as well as family members reportedly sent from the same man who identified himself as a moneylender. The woman found out that her Filipino helper, who had been with the family for four years, had borrowed money from an unlicended lender, and named her employer as guarantor without the woman’s knowledge.

Unable to pay the debt and avoiding the loan shark, the maid changed her phone number, prompting the moneylender to reach out to the guarantor instead.

The employer decided to fire the Filipina and reported the incident to the police. But the haunted mother of two still felt unsafe as the loan shark apparently obtained plenty of information about her and her family.

She told The New Paper that she was planning to move out of her current residence.