Beware of fake buyers on Carousell

Anonymous | 04 Jul 2022

Online Purchase Scam
Carousell buyer (username: atthnteoncleehwte) by the name of anthony expressed interest on 25 jun 2022 to purchase a piece of clothing i had put up on sale on carousell, and offered to schedule meetup or post. He then moved the conversation to his email (

He requested for the item to be delivered to this address, and I received an email from citi-group ( asking me to give the transaction details/tracking number so that funds can be released to my bank account. i sent the item via postage on 4 july 2022.

Name : Natalia Perry
Address : A-5-1,Casa Indah 1 Condo, PJU 3, Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor,
Zip code : 47410
State : Selangor
City : Petaling Jaya
Country : Malaysia

Post providing the transaction no. on 4 july 2022, I received another email from citi-group (TRANSFEROFFICE@USA.COM) that my account had not received USA funds transfer before, and therefore requires me to transfer $495 of " refundable activation fee" to this bank account:

Account Number - 7630552937
Account Holder's Name - Husu Ging
Bank Name - CIMB Bank (Malaysia)
Bank Address: 45 Dato Yusoff Shahbudin Tama 41200 Klang Selangor Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Receiver’s address: 25 Vista Lavender Apt Taman Persiaran Kinrara Seksyen 3 47190 Puchong Selangor Malaysia

As it is highly unusual for the bank to request for account activation fee, I checked email address and realised that the email address was suspicious. Also googled and noted a recent scam story posted on this website which had similar details.

I reported the account to Carousell to prevent others from getting scammed.