I was cheated by an online seller I met on Carousell

Anonymous | 24 Apr 2019

Online Purchase Scam
Last Nov 15, I went to find discounted hotel rates in carousell and found user: TRAVELLER19. We made a deal and he has asked me to give deposit amounting to $400 SGD, to stay for 2 nights from Dec 15-17 in MBS. ON dec 12, he messaged me via whatsapp and carousell, that he had work emergency and he had to leave Singapore for a couple of months as he was asked to fly to us and he will be back after CNY. I asked him if he has other means to make the refund, but he said he does not have as he was not Singaporean. I asked for a picture of his IC, or passport. He sent me a passport picture.  

I messaged him again via whatsapp however is already unable to receive my messages.