Potential buyer turned out to be a scammer

Anonymous | 28 Jun 2022

Phishing Scam Online Purchase Scam
Buyer (atricialeeeltnhwte) expressed interest for a Fossil watch through Carousell app on 26 Jun 4.30 pm. Asked me to email him at jjlt3298@gmail.com to schedule meetup or post.

He asked me to post the package to a Malaysia address & I received an email from Citibank (transferoffice@usa.com) asking me to provide tracking details before payment will be released to my bank account.
Name : Natalia Perry
Address : A-5-1, Casa Indah 1 Condo, PJU 3, Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor 47410, Malaysia
Tel : 0116736784

After I posted the package at 5.39 pm, I emailed the tracking number to both him & Citibank (email does not get through). Sensing that something is amissed, I re-read the email & saw that the bank email address seemed fishy (transferoffice@usa.com) & went down to the Post office to retrieve back my package at 6.59 pm.

At 7.41 pm, buyer emailed to me to transfer $490 (verification fees which is refundable) to his Maybank account (11230812???) as my bank account is not activated for a USA transfer.

I did not respond to these 2 emails & I called DBS bank to report this incident at 11.30 pm on 27 June. 

I also made a police report online.
While no money was lost, I lost my personal information eg. address, mobile number & bank account number.