I lost $150 to an Online Purchase scam

Anonymous | 02 Jan 2020

Online Purchase Scam
Tried to buy a new laptop from seller on lazada. Seller under name Faridus tel no +65 8250 754? contacted me and asked to do a bank transfer. I felt weird but he gave excuses and he produced IC and workpass (which was fake). In the end agreed to pay deposit of $150 first and the balance upon delivery and seller assured its refundable. after some time he called and said his boss needed full payment before delivery. i suspected something wasn't right and requested to cancel transaction and refund. he became aggressive and insisted i transfer the remaining balance. i refused and asked for refund. he never replied since.