I fell prey to Online Purchase scam

Anonymous | 10 Feb 2020

Online Purchase Scam
my friend & house mate, madhu has checked on carousell looking to purchase huawei p30 pro phone,
found this seller 'sshopwwithmeee' selling at 700 $, better price than other normal shop selling, so he decided to buy.

seller shared the whatsapp number 91573689 to chat, assured on chat item will be delivered in 2-3 hours once the payment is made by local transfer to dbs account # 0258053494 under name "vikrant",

upon transfer done, seller send another message asking for transfer of $899 to another account in a different name, this time mentioning those are for charges towards gst & insurance fee to be paid for release of phone at airport customs,

Account Name : Pan Hourong samuel - acc # - 2281796?? bank - dbs/posb type - savings

at this point my friend informed me of all the above, i advise not to transfer any further amount but report to police.