I lost $900 to Online Purchase scam

Anonymous | 06 Mar 2020

Online Purchase Scam
I saw a listing in carousell that sells iphone cheaper than its original price, so i decided to buy it. after i transferred the money to the seller, name nur hadirah binte hamzah, said i need to transfer another $443 as gst, insurance and late charges. i was at first doubting if this was a scam but she assured me by sending pictures of positive reviews to me and even her passport. so i trusted her and transferred her $443. i confirmed with her that there will be no more hidden fees and she said yes. however, after awhile, she send me another message sayng that i need to pay $508 as custom clearance fee. i knew it was a scam at that moment.