I got scammed by a seller on Locanto

Anonymous | 12 Feb 2019

Online Purchase Scam
On the 09/02/2019 I saw an advertisement at locanto for apple MacBook 13.3 256GB core I7 8G SSD offering at  S$600. I feel excited as the price was below market price. 

So, I contacted the seller via WhatsApp when asked they did not provide Cod service. And their office was based on Changi airport terminal 2. The seller advised me that if i am interested in making the purchase i can bank in the amount into their company savings account Posb savings Salamfone mobile limited 118-49735-0 The seller Even provide me with their customer satisfaction Cert indicating that Customer is 100% satisfied with their services. Also, she provided me with her ic picture via WhatsApp. 

At first, i doubted that the information given not sure whether the seller is genuine or not. Few minutes of consideration I decided to transfer the funds via interbank giro method $600 into the scammer account. 

After I do the transfer, I send the copy of the receipt to the scammer. She advised me I have to wait for 3 hours in order for the goods to be delivered. After waiting for 3 hours i still haven't received the goods. So, I contacted the seller. Then I contacted the delivery Boy. He insisted that I have to pay insurance and vat fees $300 for the custom to release my item. Which I found so ridiculous. By this time, I already suspected that This is a scammer. I request for refund for my money. The scammer promised me to refund back my money but until now i haven't received anything yet. 

Website : locanto.sg 
Username : nickolin101 
Contact number : +6585268341 

Photo Evidence: