Automated Chinese New Year greetings from Chairman of BN Wangsa Maju?!

January 27
31 Comments

On the first day of Chinese New Year, I received a weird call from an unknown number (03-20355599).
When I answered the phone, it started babbling like nobody’s business. I didn’t really pick up long enough to listen to the content though cos I was afraid it might cost me money if I continue listening so I hung up within 2 seconds.

Right after I hung up, I received an SMS. My reaction was: What?! I’ve just been phone call spammed for the first time! I’ve been spammed via SMS and e-mail but phone call is definitely new.

The message read: Ucapan Gong Xi Fa Cai itu tadi adalah ikhlas dari saya Mohd Shafei Abdullah, Pengerusi BN Wangsa Maju, Selamat Maju Jaya, Selamat Tahun Baru Cina. T.K.

Translation: The Gong Xi Fa Cai greeting just now was sincerely from me Mohd Shafei Abdullah, Chairman of BN Wangsa Maju, All the best, Happy Chinese New Year. T.K.

My thoughts: Hmmm… only big corporations can afford to send SMS to so many people. I hope it’s not our tax money :/

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06150158479566092556 Simple Person

    wow… how did he got ur number?
    u r wangsa maju citizen?

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08580401745734409754 Charmaine

      I'm a voter of that area but I never gave out my phone number! >.<

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04328429317379962709 Aki

    Sound scary tho… and U new header is damnnn lovely.. ^_^.v.. U r living ur dream now!! ^_^.v..

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08580401745734409754 Charmaine

      Thanks! It's taken few years ago though

  • Anonymous

    It is definitely the tax payers' money! :(

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14272278236081983817 MichLeong

    -1 lol

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18311201383318591933 Smitten ByFood

    Election is def coming in March… hehhehehe

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08580401745734409754 Charmaine

      Hahaha that's for sure! XD

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18311201383318591933 Smitten ByFood

      don't forget to vote since they are so kind to you.. heheh. =)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05650045372566415386 Huai Bin

    Well, at least you know that elections are coming! :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08580401745734409754 Charmaine

      I just pray hard that it's not on my birthday (11th) :/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05316934008396485913 FiSh SzeHui

    hahas maybe Maxis or DiGi sponsored him? 😛

    Latest: Pay CNY Charge Before You Dine!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08580401745734409754 Charmaine

      Hahaha could be but highly unlikely lor

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03759912732442771311 Bananazஇ

    Could it be a prank from friends? haha. Happy Birthday its 人日rénrì CNY Day VII.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08580401745734409754 Charmaine

      It's everyone's birthday today! Happy Birthday to you too! 😀

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06733525922987509507 Armstrong

    Wow a personal call and sms from one of the pengerusi of BN? Awesome hahaa.

    btw, hi nice to meet ya. Blogwalking here. Happy weekend.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07697171992263972027 josarine

    I've received something similar like this before… at first the phone call, i answered… and the guy started with a greeting like the malays greet, but it sounded like as if the voice was a recorded voice. But i hung up immediately. later on i received an sms similar like yours too… creeepy in a way cause we don't know if it's real.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10641794163377508188 Isaac Tan

    hahaha how was the babble? babbling non stop sounds cute wor.. 😛 Nowadays they will do anything to fish for votes ><

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08580401745734409754 Charmaine

      Hahaha I didn't waste my time to listen :p

  • http://www.houhousek.net/ HouHouSek

    woah… xD i think i got one before also

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15715291906624382891 de engineur

    It's definitely our tax money, not that big of an amount if you have, say, 35k to 40k voters there. But more worrying is how easily they get sensitive info when and as they want it.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08580401745734409754 Charmaine

      Yeah that's what I'm uncomfortable the most too!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08388168568808671784 khengsiong

    Parti Gerakan is also aggressive in airing its commercials on TV…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08388168568808671784 khengsiong

    P/S Like the first 2 pictures on top of the page.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08580401745734409754 Charmaine

      Thank you! 😀

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17449773737744494571 choulyin.tan

    I think it's scary how easy they can just get our information -.-" simply call and send SMS is one thing… :/

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08580401745734409754 Charmaine

      No more privacy! :/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12007881762639103700 Mariuca

    Hey sweetie! Eh sure or nooooooot this one from Chairman? He he I hope this didn't spoil your CNY mood, happy Mon, back to work edi? :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08580401745734409754 Charmaine

      Yup Chairman of Wangsa Maju branch la not Chairman of the party LOL!

  • http://lunaticg.blogspot.com/ lunaticg

    You can sms by bulk and it is cheaper then sms by your handphone. They're some company offering that service. They're also selling people phone numbers. Everything is money nowadays.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08580401745734409754 Charmaine

      Sigh why didn't I get paid by listening to the call? Hahaha