Online purchase scams continue to be a prevalent worry here, noted the Singapore Police Force (SPF), and gizmo enthusiasts might be falling hard for them.
In an advisory issued this morning, the authorities revealed that there have been at least 445 reports (and counting) lodged between January and May this year over e-commerce scams involving mobile phones and electronic gadgets. Namely Apple AirPods, Nintendo Switch consoles, and Samsung smartphones.
The scam involves victims making payments for false offers made on online marketplaces and e-commerce platforms before the fake vendors go MIA and become uncontactable. SPF did not go into detail about the exact online platforms where buyers get swindled.