Scammer's advertisement is no longer available on Lazada

Anonymous | 22 Jul 2019

Online Purchase Scam
Vendor advertised Huawei P30 Pro cellphone for sale at SGD500 on lazada website. after some enquiries on the website, the vendor asked to chat on whatsapp. I did so and after further enquiries, i was directed to make direct payment to his account, and not through lazada.

ABOUT SIX HOURS after i made the internet funds transfer, he whatsapp me that i need to pay another $395 for tax and insurance to ensure safe delivery to my doorstep as the product is on hold at customs. this will be refunded to me subsequently.

i refused as i suspected that i had been scammed. i called POSB to ask if my payment could be reversed but was told to make a police report, which i have made.

i checked the lazada website again and this time the misleading advertisement is no longer there.