Michael V. scammed, warns public against fake online shopping deliveries
Michael V. warned the public to be more careful when receiving deliveries through cash-on-delivery (COD) after he fell victim to an online selling scam.
The comedian said a package was delivered to his home in his absence and was priced five times more than the actual value of the item, he recounted through a video on his Instagram page yesterday, Oct. 17.
The item was a selfie stick which he estimated would cost around P500 pesos but was received by their family helper via COD for P2,550. According to Michael V., he usually uses a credit card when purchasing items online.
“Kapag nagsi-COD ako, madalas binibilin ko sa mga kasambahay ko na may paparating na COD, tapos magiiwan na ako ng pera,” he said.
(When I [have items delivered through] COD, I usually tell my house helpers that an item will be coming and it’s COD, then I leave behind cash [for the item].)
He then inferred that the online scammers may have obtained records of customers’ names and addresses, which allowed them to start the scam.
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Michael V. reminded the public to be careful when receiving packages marked as COD, stressing that customers can reject an item from a delivery rider if they did not order it.
“Sa mga mahilig mamili online, be vigilant. Abangan niyo ‘yung mga scam na kagaya into,” he told fans. “Kapag hindi niyo inorder, just say no.”
(To those who like shopping online, be vigilant. Look out for scams like this. If you did not order the item, just say no.) JB
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