I AM writing this letter for two main reasons – first, to raise awareness about online scams and encourage readers to exercise extra caution when making purchases online; and second, to express my hope for a better, functional and respectable police force that has the best interests of the people at heart.
The much-awaited durian season has arrived, and many may have seen durian advertisements online, including on Facebook. Due to the movement control order, durian sellers have taken their business online since most physical stores are closed or are subjected to shorter operating hours.
While shopping online offers convenience because transactions can be completed without customers leaving the comfort of their homes, the Internet is also a fertile ground for illegal activities, including scams.
I, unfortunately, became a victim of an online scam last Saturday. After…