A man shared his story of how he got scammed for over $15,000 and warned others not to fall for the same trick.
Here is the story:
Chatted with the person for quite some time and got introduced to how she was making quick money by fulfilling orders on the site luisaviaroma.
Basically, the scam goes like this:
1. They provide you with a link to the product and ask you to transfer the amount to a given bank account (money mule). The given bank account names are both Malay names based on what I’ve experienced so far.
2. They start off with products that cost < $100 to bait you into thinking its a good deal
3. You make the payment and get the initial sum refunded plus a 5% commission.
4. Slowly the items get more and more expensive and the conditions suddenly change from 1 quantity to 3 quantity and they request that you make that payment twice.
I did not notice the change and only make the transfer for 1 item. They then contacted me that I’ll have to make the payment for the other 2 items (Which i did, thinking that I’ll get back my money).
Then later they told me that I’ll have to repeat the process again as it was a double order.
It then did i realised that I’d been in a scam all along.
When confronted, the scammer would make all sorts of excuses to get you to pay that balance amount. Even to the extent of offering to pay up to 10k of the balance amount).
IF IT SEEMS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, ITS MOST LIKELY A SCAM, DON’T BE BLINDED BY GREED.. THIS WAS INDEED A PAINFUL LESSON TO LEARN.