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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I lost $240 to a scammer who promised me cheap USS tickets

14 Feb 2018

By Anonymous

*Seller's username: irisyap1996

*Listing title(s) involved: USS ticket

* Her phone number : 8103694?

* Her bank account : UOB SAVING 364319925?

* Her IC : Sxxx 5242G...

Seller challenged me to make a police report when I requested for a refund

Scammer on Carousell

After I transferred the money, seller went MIA

Seller on Carousell went MIA after I transferred the money

I paid $280 for tickets but seller went MIA!

Seller on Craglist asked for more money

Scammer blocked me after I transferred the money

Do research first before buying from an online seller