I lost $300 to Online Purchase scam

Anonymous | 26 Mar 2020

Online Purchase Scam
I saw an offer for new iphone 7 plus 256gb for $300 at lazada. Chatted with the seller to request for receipt. He requested to have a chat via whatsapp for better communication and liaising.

Gave him my number and he texted me at night sharing with me the details of the phone. I replied ok and wanted to make payment via lazada but after much persistent from him to transfer him directly for easy transaction, i agreed as i ahve liaise with such seller before. He gave me ocbc bank acnt but as im lazy i requested for dbs bank account instead. He is very persistent and will keep calling and spam text you till you transfer. In the end I transferred and he promised item to be delivered on the same day at 9pm. After hours later he texted me to transfer $200 for insurance and tax as my item is stuck and need to pay that additional amount. I reluctant and request for refund. Again his persistent and keep calling and text me to transfer. I refuse and told him i will make a report and as usual this kind of person is not scared as they know nothing will happen to them.