I lost money to an E-commerce scam

Nadia Ng | 15 Sep 2023

Online Purchase Scam Online Travel Vacation Scam

I came across an advertisement link shared by my friend, promoting a great package deal for Bintan Banyan Tree. Intrigued, I clicked on the link from Facebook and inquired for more information via Messenger. The operator provided details about the packages along with some evidence of past bookings and customer comments. To secure my booking for December 23, I needed to make a payment within 20 minutes using PayNow.

After completing the PayNow transaction, I was supposed to receive a booking confirmation. However, 30 minutes passed, and my text messages weren't being delivered. Additionally, I couldn't access the Facebook site; it appeared that I had been blocked.

Regrettably, I fell victim to this scam.