Must Read! Be Careful With This!

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. 

Recently, I activated back my Carousell to sell brand new things and also preloved stuff. There was this one guy who declared himself as an American, and was really interested in buying a preloved sweater of mine for his daughter who's staying in Thailand. At first, I wonder, did this guy being a cheapskate, buying a preloved one for his daughter. Well, you can't never imagine what an extreme cheapskate could do. Or maybe, he was finding the same sweater because I got the sweater from the United States. Here's how he started the conversation with me. 


He was a customer and as a seller, of course I would email him straight away. So I told him that the item is still available for sale. So the conversation went on. 



Then I gave him my account number for him to transfer and requested a receipt as a proof of payment has been made. And the next day I got a reply from him.


I told him that I need to see the receipt from him, then he answered "I'm sure you have gotten the payment confirmation from Citibank earlier." So I checked If I've gotten any email from Citibank and found this.




The email was quite convincing at first because I know there are some companies like Shopee, which ensure seller to send the item first before receiving the money. But then when I thought back carefully, I got some reasons why I felt it was a scam.

First, even with Shopee, I'm the one who's supposed to deal with Shopee and everything, not the customer. The only things a customer has to deal with are pick & pay. That's all.

Second, the email doesn't look 'formal' with misspelled and different coloured words and what's up with the highlights? Plus, the random capitalisation bothers me a lot, well, unless you're Margo Roth Spiegelman, then I'd be okay with those words.

Third, the thing that I doubt the most is the email address. The email they use is customerconsultantdept@usa.com. Citibank email addresses usually will end with citi.com. So just to confirm I typed this email on the Google search box.



There you go. It's a scam! The person had tricked and cheated many sellers with the similar tactics, telling him from America, and has to buy the item for his daughter blabla. Carousell had suspended the account before I managed to report. And guess what? Even though he already suspended from Carousell, he still made a contact with me through email. No wonder he asked for the conversation to be in email as he knows this is going to happen.

So for sellers out there, though customers are always right, make sure you know the limit. Don't ever fall in a trap like this. Before sending any item, make sure you get the proof from the buyer himself, not from a bank you've never dealt with before. Stay safe!

Have you ever encountered the same thing before? Share it with me!

20 comments

  1. bahayanya sekarang ni, nasib baik check dulu.

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  2. Pergh .. Dasyat sangat menipu. Hati hati dylla lepas nii.

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    1. Haah memang dahsyat KC. Diorang yang guna email ni dah tipu orang beribu ribu ke berjuta dah ish ish.

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    2. konghajo. Nak kena bako dengan Kak Limah gamaknya!

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    3. Hahaha sabarrr. Nanti mung yang jadi Kak Limah haha

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  3. Errrkk..seram juga cara dorang tipu ya..mesti kena hati2 ni..jgn cepat tertipu kan.

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    1. Itu lah. Memang kena hati hati. Takut kita yang tertipu

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  4. macam macam penipuan untuk online shop sekarang. kita pn ad on9 shop tp malaysian je. so memang kena check payment betul betul even dh kasi resit payment.hati hati kan :)

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  5. bahaya kan...senang2 je dieorang buat camtu...
    salah satu kelemahan dunia di hujung jari

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  6. fuh.. macam ni pun ada.. bahaya2..

    pernah terkena juga.. tp dapat notification dari ebay ckp jgn antar barang lagi sebab customer cancel payment.. hahaha.. tp cakap dh bayar.. hamik tunggu la dekat seminggu ke dua minggu la tunggu duit tu return dari ebay rasanya.. better guna ebay la pada saya or just cod..

    bagus nice sharing..

    Blogwalking sini...

    Jom baca lobak merah bagus untuk kesihatan

    https://www.biskutsemperit.my/2016/02/lobak-merah-bagus-untuk-kesihatan.html

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    1. Ebay selama ni saya pernah guna tapi sebagai buyer je, nanti boleh lah nak try jugak as seller pula :)

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  7. dunia sekarang ni macam-macam orang buat sebab nak duit kan kak. padahal bukan terdesak pun, saja agaknya suka-suka, haih. lepas ni apa-apa no akaun bank ke, email ke, memang kena check kat google so boleh tahu kalau tu scammer ke penipu ke --'

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    1. Yup betul tu. Kalau nak lagi senang, call je bank tu terus sbb kalau kes macam ni kekadang takde kalau google.

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