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Postby therat » Fri, 06 Sep 2013 10:10 am

racmin wrote:
therat wrote:Shah Alam is the state capital of Selangor

Hope you are using paypal for your payment


Not PayPal. I used posb :(


Then cross your finger and pray

oversea purchase always stick to paypal.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 06 Sep 2013 5:28 pm

OrchardWarrior wrote:has nothing to do with Malaysia in my opinion.
Plus, how do you know maybe that selller is not simply just a bit slow, but still reliable? It often takes me longer than a day to send someone some information...


I sure wouldn't brag about it. :roll:

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Postby the lynx » Sat, 07 Sep 2013 9:01 pm

In Channel News Asia today.

http://cna.asia/1fHuPym

SINGAPORE: Police are warning of scams where victims do not get the goods which they bought online and are also cheated into making more payments.

They said the number of "mixed delivery order" scams is going up.

53 cases were reported in July and August with the total amount cheated at over S$40,000.

26 such cases were reported for the whole of last year.

Police said culprits would post online advertisements selling smartphones, tablet PCs and laptops on popular websites at below market prices to entice victims.

Interested victims would be asked to make payments through interbank transfers to local bank accounts or remit payment via remittance agencies to overseas accounts.

The culprits would then email the victims to say that the shipment may have been delayed and more money is needed for the delivery.

The victims may receive emails notifying them of one of the following:

• Items were held or wrongly delivered to another country - an additional payment is required to retrieve the item(s).
• Items were seized at the customs - an additional payment is required for storage fees, and victims receive the purported "seizure notice" in the email for added credibility.
• Items faced courier/shipment problems faced - there was a mix-up with other items from a different order. As the delivery could not be cancelled (one-way delivery), victims need to pay for the cost of additional items. Alternatively, victims are offered the option to return the additional items back to source, but need to pay an additional refundable guarantee fee.
• Items included in the package required minimum quantity or package was too light - the despatch manager could not authorise shipment as it did not meet the Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ), thus requesting victim to put in more orders and make subsequent payments.

To avoid detection, the culprits recruited "money mules", who were holders of local bank accounts, to transfer the proceeds of crime from the mule's bank accounts to the culprits.

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Postby racmin » Mon, 09 Sep 2013 7:27 pm

i really got scammed by a online seller. I transferred the money through posb ibanking, I immediately informed posb and they asked me to lodge a police report and go to any posb branch and submit the police statement. Do you think it's possible to get my money back if I report the bank account number to both posb and police? It's not small money

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 09 Sep 2013 9:20 pm

Doubtful. But if you don't do as told or play-play for any length of time, I guarantee you wont get it back.

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Postby durain » Mon, 09 Sep 2013 9:56 pm

your money probably enroute to nigeria by now...

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Re: DHL

Postby scarbowl » Tue, 10 Sep 2013 5:51 am

OrchardWarrior wrote:has nothing to do with Malaysia in my opinion.
Plus, how do you know maybe that selller is not simply just a bit slow, but still reliable? It often takes me longer than a day to send someone some information...
You honestly think this isn't a lot more common in Malaysia than in Singapore? Can you explain the scams in Johor with scratch off tickets, car jackings, etc? In Singapore, we get Sim Lim but at least there's a route for complaint and rectification. It's the rare Singaporean who can collected from Malaysian insurance when the local (there) is at fault. Not even the formal/official systems work there.

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 10 Sep 2013 8:15 am

Nobody compared Malaysia to Singapore as far as I could notice so I am not sure why you popped out with such confrontational post.
Singapore has good and effective law enforcement system. That's probably the only difference.

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 10 Sep 2013 8:52 am

I reckon it will happen in Singapore too if the country weren't that small and that people living in it weren't easy to track.

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Postby scarbowl » Tue, 10 Sep 2013 12:59 pm

x9200 wrote:Nobody compared Malaysia to Singapore as far as I could notice so I am not sure why you popped out with such confrontational post.
Singapore has good and effective law enforcement system. That's probably the only difference.
They suggested this has nothing to do with Malaysia. Hence my response. It has a LOT to do with Malaysia. You are far more likely to be scammed from there.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 10 Sep 2013 1:14 pm

^
Agree.

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 10 Sep 2013 2:46 pm

Repeating the statement does not count as a valid argument.


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