On 22 Apr, the police had arrested a 27-year old man for his suspected involvement in a series of e-commerce scams on Carousell.
At least 25 victims have responded to the Carousell listing advertising the sale of Universal Studios and ZoukOut 2018 entry tickets. They have made payments to the man through bank transfers, but the man could not be contacted once he receives the money. He is believed to have made off with at least $3,400.
If convicted, the man would face a jail term of up to 10 years and a fine.
Online shopping has indeed made our life easier but do stay vigilant. After all, you are dealing with a stranger online. Then again, why isn’t Carousell implementing lemon law even after so many cheating cases?