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Aaronn Avit Ajeng, PhD

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So, I was scammed by a seller in Mudah.my

Hello guys, I am terribly sorry for being away from blogging for months. I started to get really busy with studies as I am now in my 3rd year, added with the research project that I am currently doing about oil palms. (Will blog about it later!) The project that has made me lost kilos, which is a good thing.

To idle, I was doing some online shopping for some a new gadget and to save some money I decided to browse to mudah.my where they sell secondhand items. It was my first time to actually purchase from the site, and I thought the drill was the same with purchasing from Lazada or Zalora. Little did I know, mudah.my was a platform FULL of online scammers though some are genuine sellers.

When I found the item that I wanted, it was offered at a lower price than other sellers so I contacted the seller. The item was negotiated and dealt at RM850. Moments later, he started to ask for RM500 because the item was put on hold by the custom, and another RM650 for parcel's stamping. He said these additional fees will be refunded once the item has arrived. I was naive and stupid to believe the scammer, and i paid an additional RM1150 for the RM850 item, making it a total of RM2000. 

Long story short, I did not report the scam to the police as the possibility of getting back my money was really thin. I called the bank which I deposited all the money, and the only thing they said that they cannot do anything to return my money, as it was my willingness to deposit the money and the least I could do was to report to the police. It was as if I was the stupid ones to not realize it was a scam, how would I know if it was a scam or not? However, I am still thinking whether or not to report it to the police because RM2000 is not a small amount of money. 

Not long ago, the scammer then told me he was scammed by the owner of the bank account which I deposited the RM2000. I was speechless, and i refused to believe. He was asking me file a police report, because he was not in Malaysia at the moment. This was interesting because I was scammed by a scammer that has been scammed by another scammer. HAHA. I should have gone straight to the store and purchase from there rather than online. 

I totally understand that the living expenses are hiking up day by day, but scamming someone's money is NOT the way. That someone also needs money to live, the additional fees that I paid was meant to pay for my college fee but for now I'll just surrender everything to God. I will see how it goes, if I decide to proceed with the police report. I'll put the account and phone number of the scammers below, i hope that others will not get cheated by these scums.

013-2611647 (Scammer 1 who claimed to be Ameerul)
011-17548306 (Scammer 2 who scammed Ameerul)
Maybank 168612002558 (SITI NUR FADHLIANA) Scammer 2's account number.

Please spread these numbers around, so others beware of the scammers.