I lost $800 to Online Purchase scam

Anonymous | 18 Mar 2020

Online Purchase Scam
I found an ipad pro seller (nor arian binti sama) through Shopee and approached the seller (thinking that shopee should be a legit site) she asked to deal direct with her (which I shouldn't) and I agreed. she promised me it will be delivered within 24 hours after payment is made. i paid through internet banking then when i didn't receive it the next day, they told me it's because i haven't paid insurance tax which will be refunded to me when i receive the item. i argued with them but they showed me screenshots of conversation with past customers to prove that what they said is true. I transferred another 300 and it is still not delivered the next day. then i know it's definitely a scam. I lost $800 in total.