What is an

Online Purchase Scam?

If you see something being sold for a price that seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Victims of the online purchase scam, tempted by what seems like a good deal for a gadget, transfer money to the “seller” who promises delivery of the item. 


In some cases, sellers may also demand more payments for “duties” or delivery charges– and ultimately, the victim never receives...

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Buyer sent fake payment email to prove that he had made payment

6 Jul 2018

By Anonymous

He enquired on my posting on Carousell and asked me to ship over to him asap. A fake wire transfer was sent to me over the phone to convince me of the transfer. He even...

Red flag: I was asked to provide tracking details before the bank can release the money to me

Seller kept asking me to transfer money to him

Knew something was wrong when seller refused to meet me

Seller's insistence on having full payment made me feel that something was amiss

I knew something was wrong, when seller asked me to transfer more money

Online seller kept asking me to pay before confirming my order

When I refused to send over to potential buyer, he got aggressive

Carousell seller blocked me after I found out that his ticket was fake