Indonesian Phone Seller Gets Scammed by Hand-Drawn Money Via COD Transaction
PHONE SELLER- Indonesian man gets scammed by hand-drawn money after selling the phone via a cash-on-delivery (COD) transaction.
Nowadays, the cash-on-delivery (COD) payment basis is one of the convenient ways for customers in ordering items on every online shopping platform. Even though the delivery time took days to arrive, customers are still thankful to COD as they can prepare the payment when their product arrives.
However, the COD payment basis has many lapses, including scams. Among the scamming activity is paying with fake money. Just like this phone seller in Indonesia who was victimized by fake money.
The incident happened in Samarinda, a city in Kalimantan, Indonesia. According to the police report that the seller had lodged, he and the buyer only met online after he posted his cellphone for sale.
According to the article of World of Buzz, the seller sold the phone for Rp 900,000 ($63.30 or Php3,000), which was agreed by the buyer. For security and assurance, the two agreed to meet up the transaction and the buyer will pay through cash on delivery (COD).
Meeting near midnight on December 16, confident that the seller gave the box to the buyer did not get off his motorcycle and actually left the engine running. Immediately the seller handed him the box, the buyer gave him money and ran.
The seller did not think about it until he checked the money in his hand, only to find that everything was made of paper and had drawings that were not even realistic. He was received by the duped customer but the man was too far away for him to chase.
Police were left scratching their heads wondering how he could have been so easily offended by this obvious fake money. The seller was also taken aback by the incident and asked to be returned on time
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