We’ve had our fair share of scam stories over the years, but this one knocked all the other ones right out the ball park.
A mother in Terengganu bought her son a second hand iPhone 6 through an online seller, but received packets of biscuits in the mail instead.
“The seller, identifying as Hafriz from Kangar, Perlis, initially set the price at RM2,050, but he marked it down to RM1,890 after hearing that I was interested,” the scam’s victim, Nor, told Sinar Harian today.
“As my son had been cheated before, I thought I was being careful by asking him several questions on the product before I agreed to the sale. The seller seemed quite knowledgeable, and certainly convinced me.”
She then agreed to pay him RM300 as a booking downpayment before receiving the phone. The seller had sent Nor a photo of the package, purportedly containing the iPhone, as it was being prepared for delivery, prompting Nor to transfer a further RM590 into his account.
The package arrived about six weeks after the initial deposit was made.
However, upon unwrapping the package, Nor found out that it contained packets of Glico biscuits instead of the super-swanky gadget.
“Only Allah knows how I felt when I saw the biscuits spilling out of the box. Those are some very expensive biscuits indeed,” she said.
Nor has since lodged a report on the matter to the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumer Affairs.-MYNEWSHUB.CC