A scammer tries to collect Php3,499 for a fake ‘Shopee’ delivery. It was a good thing that the customer is smart and was quick to notice the fake package that showed lots of clues that it did not come from a legitimate shopping site!
Jay Jazon shares the experience on Facebook to serve as warning for others, in the same way that he was warned about the modus operandi by something that he had read sometime last year.
According to Jay, it was really a good thing that he was the one who answered the door because there are many people living in their house. When packages arrive, they usually just pay for it if they had cash, even without verifying with the package receiver.
When Jay opened the door, the fake delivery guy handed him a package, saying that he needs to pay Php3,499 for the ‘Shopee order’. Though Jay is waiting for several packages for delivery from online shops, he could not recall ordering one that costs this amount.
So, he took the package inside and locked the door. He had an inkling that this guy is a scammer but he feared the worst. After checking the package, he told his mother and elder brother that the guy outside was a scammer.
Then, he returned the package and told the guy that he didn’t have an order for that amount. Quickly, the fake delivery guy told him that the delivery is canceled. Then, the guy pretended to take his photo. Jay took this moment to snap a picture of the fake delivery guy so he could post his photo online as warning to others.
They quickly followed the fake delivery rider – and discovered that he was actually on foot! The guy wasn’t even wearing shoes. He kept walking until he reached the spot where a motorcycle rider fetched him. Jay thinks that the guy knew he was being followed because he kept looking behind him.
Though they were not able to know the identity of the culprits, Jay hopes that the experience will help warn other netizens of this modus.