A netizen who apparently fell for a scam on Carousell was seen posting online asking if anyone had fell for a scam and yet managed to recover their money before.
Here is what he asked
“So recently I fell victim to a scam… it was a Carousell one.
Someones account with over 300 5 star reviews got hacked and was being used by a scammer. I had believed the deal since I saw so many reviews and proceeded to paynow (DBS) the guy but never received the product.
Only things I have is his paynow number and his name associated with that, as well as his whatsapp number which is now inactive.
I called DBS and they said getting the money back would be on a best effort basis and they could only do so after the IO prompts them to.
I’m trying not to keep my hopes up but I just wanted to ask if anyone that has been in a scam every get their money back?”
Replies and comments by netizens
- How much were u scammed? If it’s a small amount then make a report with the necessary authorities and move on. No point losing sleep over this. I don’t understand why people like to paynow the seller directly when carousell offers the caroupay platform to transact. Even when I’m selling items, I would insist to use caroupay to avoid the other mess if the other party chut pattern.
- Make a police report but treat the money as gone. I got scammed 4.6k last December & never got it back. Just take it as the price of learning the lesson.
- Hope you learn your lesson. Which is more important to you? Being scammed or having assurance that you can get a refund if the seller is a scammer? One costs more than the other. Choose wisely.
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