The alarm clock rang and ZUL reached out to silence its insistent ring. Another Monday morning! He got out of bed slowly and thought about how long it would be until the next weekend.
He was tired of his job at the KLCC and weary of the struggle to pay his many bills every month. If only something exciting would happen in his life.
He picked up the mail on his way to the LRT station. It started to rain and by the time he managed to get his old umbrella open he was soaked to the skin. As usual, the train was late. He watched all the cars jammed along the Middle Ring Road, splashing the poor pedestrians while they sat dry and comfortable, listening to the stereos. Life was so unfair..at least in his mind!
There were no seats left when the train finally arrived so he didn't manage to look at his mail until he arrived at the office. It was mostly bills, which he stuffed in his pocket, but then he saw a long white envelop of thick, expensive paper. He tore it open and looked in disbelief at the letter inside: "CONGRATULATIONS!" he read, 'YOU ARE ONE OF THE LUCKY WINNERS OF THIS MONTH'S SPECIAL DRAW! CASH PRIZES OF UP RM100,000.00 ARE WAITING AT OUR OFFICE. WE WILL CONTACT YOU BY TELEPHONE IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS TO ARRANGE THE PRESENTATION OF CHEQUES AT A LEADING SIX STAR HOTEL."
He couldn't believe his luck. RM100K! Wow! Now he could be able to pay off all his bills and buy himself a dream car. There might even be enough for a holiday. The day passed slowly as he waited impatiently for the end of his shift. Finally he was free and he rushed out of his office. The Lucky draw people might be trying to telephone him.
On his way to the LRT Station, he passed a car showroom. As he looked longingly at the shiny VW it occurred to him that he could now afford to own one. Without another thought he went inside. He told the salesman, that he want to get his dream car soon.
The telephone was ringing as he unlocked the door of his house. He leapt across the room and reached it just in time.
"GOOD AFTERNOON. IS THAT MR. ZUL?" asked the voice.
"YES, YES, THIS IS ZUL," he replied excitedly.
"MR. ZUL, I AM VERY PLEASED TO INFORM YOU THAT YOU ARE THE ONE OF THE WINNERS IN OUR LUCKY DRAW," said the women.
"YOU HAVE WON RM100,000.00" said that voice again.
"BUT WE NEED YOUR ACCOUNT BANK NUMBER NOW FOR YOUR RM100K MONEY TRANSFER"...said the women.
Suddenly HALIM just arrive back home. He asked ZUL what are the matters. Zul describes details on what happening start from A until Z.
Lucky, Halim advice Zul to not 'believe' this popular cheating trick. They came in so many ways and methods. Via your mobile phone SMS, your email, even on your facebook or twitter account!
Halim & Zul went to the nearest Police Station to lodge a report.
For all of us; please more alert! This is NEW ERA OF CRIME!....
HAVE A PLEASANT DAY & TAKE CARE!
Notes: ZUL is our staff in KL Office