Scammer requested for a direct bank transfer

Anonymous | 26 Aug 2020

Online Purchase Scam

Saw Samsung note 10+ advertised on Lazada website on 18 Aug for S$499.50. When I relog on 19 Aug, it is no longer there. 

On 20 Aug, it was advertised again twice. One for $570 & another for $620. As there is no specification of colour nor capacity, send a message to seller. Reply is Reach me on wasap for more info and how to buy and get the item.

So I whatapped him to clarify. He (Suhaimi) said, "You will have to buy directly from us because if you pay through Lazada, the item will be posted as a set."

 So you will have to wait abut 3 weeks before you receive your item because many customers order." Hence arrange & paid S$570 to a Dbs account 120-633809-?

Account name: Renelyn Sace??

(His accountant account as office in Msia). Expected a email but never arrived.

21 Aug - Next day reminder in morning yield no records. Afternoon came a msg to pay insurance & custom fees of S$355. Claim to be refunded with hp to me. I refused to pay. Told him to cancel order & refund me. He say wait for custom decision. Made a police report that night.

Next day 22 Aug, msg came that item is released. When ask whether delivering item to me, no reply.  Around 6pm, suddenly ask for my account no & tel.  Ask him why. He say no more stock & promo over. So refunding me. I insist he shd refund me by PayNow.

The following day 21 Aug, msg came in asking for verification code to refund. I was busy & didn't realise till later that the verification was to set up seller account in Lazada & new account in Shopee.