Beware of fake buyers on Carousell!

Anonymous | 20 Nov 2022

Online Purchase Scam

I was contacted over carousell message by someone asking to buy nintendo switch storage box via email instead of carousell. When i sent this person an email, he claimed that he wanted the item delivered to malaysia and that he would pay via paypal or bank transfer. After providing him a quote for postage and payment methods i accepted, he said that he would do a bank transfer. A day later he sent me an email saying the bank transfer was complete and to check my email for the confirmation, however the email stated his bank needed proof of postage to release the funds. I checked the confirmation email he said citibank sent - not only did the email look fishy (font was in purple, no citibank branding, very strangely worded) the email address was also not from citibank ( hence i immediately suspected it was fake. Also thought it was strange why i had to prove the item was shipped before funds were released. I googled the email address and found similar stories here about the same scammer using the same name (anthony p) which confirmed to me that this was fraudulent. I wrote back to the scammer telling him that he was a scammer and reported to police. All i got in response was “??" over email.

Have also reported his account to carousell. Stay safe and deal via carousell only.