What is an

Online Purchase Scam?

If you see something being sold for a price that seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Victims of the online purchase scam, tempted by what seems like a good deal for a gadget, transfer money to the “seller” who promises delivery of the item. 


In some cases, sellers may also demand more payments for “duties” or delivery charges– and ultimately, the victim never receives...

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Seller didn't turn up to pass me the JJ Lin concert tickets

12 Aug 2018

By Anonymous

This seller contact me via Carousell for 4 tickets for JJ lin concert,after some arrangements. He insisted of paying deposit of $100 for him to make a trip down to...

Cookies that I bought from Carousell seller never came

Seller on Carousell ignored my messages after I transferred money

I lost over $1K to a seller on Carousell

Buyer sent fake payment email to prove that he had made payment

Red flag: I was asked to provide tracking details before the bank can release the money to me

Seller kept asking me to transfer money to him

Knew something was wrong when seller refused to meet me

Seller's insistence on having full payment made me feel that something was amiss