I fell prey to an Online Purchase scam

Anonymous | 08 Feb 2020

Online Purchase Scam

I initially saw the advertisement on Facebook and was tempted by the price offered by the scammer. Out of curiosity, I visited their site and contacted the seller via whatsapp. He asked for an immediate bank transfer and promised a delivery within 90 minutes. Guided by greed and desire for the product, I transferred the money ($220) to him on the 3rd of February. However, i did not receive the product in the time frame promised. The scammer then forged an email using the name of fastfastdelivery and sent it to me, requesting for another $300 transfer for gst and insurance charges. I realised I was scammed. Using this platform, I would like to urge everyone to think twice before performing an online transaction.

Some deals are too good to be true and hence, pls do your research before purchasing from an online seller.