“There were RED FLAGS I didn’t notice” – M’sian Scammed After Buying Sandals From Fake Website | #socialmedia


With the rise of digital media and technology, there has been an increase in the numbers of online scams utilising innovative techniques such as love scams as well as commission based part time jobs.

Recently, a Malaysian shared how she got scammed after unknowingly buying a pair of branded sandals from a fake website.

In her tweet, Sueanna explained that she thought that the website was legit. “It was too good to be true.”

“There were many RED FLAGS I did not notice. I was just too foolish.”

She had reportedly bought a pair of Dr Marten sandals for Raya from a website that she initially thought was legit.

 

She then proceeded to list down all of the “red flags” she initially hadn’t realised but only found out later.

She explained that the email she received was weird and that the website name, was not even Malaysia but Malaysla with a lower-case letter L.

 

Furthermore, the links to that were supposed to go to other sites were not working and only lead back to the original site.

“The social media links just go to the login page and the website SMS to approve transaction goes elsewhere,” she mentioned.

 

How it happened

Sueanna explained that she actually went to the physical store when she was in London. “Then at that time my card was rejected because system was down. Had to go back so never mind,” she said.

She then went on to check the store online and found the website which was selling the shoes for super cheap. “In my head oh maybe online promo. Why la whyyyy,” she added.

She urged netizens not to be rash and stupid like her. “The website seemed damn legit. But yes so many red flags. I usually don’t buy wearables online, prefer physical store. I guess not my rezeki. Haih. Bye I wanna go cry at my stupidity.”

 

Similar websites

In a follow up tweet, Sueanna explained that she had found a Reddit page from 2 years ago of users complaining about fake websites “selling” Dr Martens shoes.

 

What’s worse is that the scam does not seem to be secluded to Dr Martens’ products. Netizens shared that there are plenty more scam websites out there pretending to be big international brands.

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“Be careful. Seems like there are more and more fake websites like this. They target famous brands that do not have an official store in Malaysia,” commented one user.

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Have you ever been scammed in such a way? Let us know in the comments.

 

Also read: Elderly Penang Woman Loses RM3.9 Million To Fake ‘Oppa’ Love Scam

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