Beware of Scams on HK Classifieds Site



ORIGINAL POST
Posted by RR 17 days ago
  • Do not transact with anyone who is using Paypal, Western Union, etc.
  • Always test appliances and electronics before paying for them
  • Do no transact with anyone who is not physically located in Hong Kong
  • Always inspect goods before paying for them
  • If you see suspicious behaviour, please copy the ad and email it to info@asiaxpat.com
 

Over the years our team has strived to keep scammers from accessing our website, but there are still some who slip past our security measures.

So we've set up this platform to inform users of how these scams are carried out.

 
  • Overseas

Some scammers may pretend to be interested in purchasing your item, but they will mention that they are currently working overseas and has a courier company that can pick up the item swiftly so you won't have to worry about sending the item to them.

If this is what you've encountered, then please send our team an email to report this scam.

 
  • Bank Payments/ Wire transfers

 

Some scammers will pretend to send you money as proof of purchasing your item and you will receive a seemingly believable email from a bank/wire transfer company with your details. In order for the so-called payment to come through, they will ask you to send some money to cover the additional wire transfer fee.

If this is what you've encountered, then please send our team an email to report this scam.

 
  • Whatsapp

Some scammers will contact you directly via Whastapp if you have provided your number on your ad and pretend to be interested in purchasing your item. But they are otherwise Overseas and will arrange payment by Bank/Wire Transfer as mentioned in the first 2 points above.     

If this is what you've encountered, then please send our team an email to report this scam.

 
  • Defective Products

Some scammers would post defective appliances/gadgets on the website. When you test these items, the products appear to be in good working condition. After a few days the item will stop working.

If this is what you've encountered, then please send our team an email to report this scam.

 
  • Fraud

Some users will post items on our site and provide you with incorrect contact information and/or address on purpose.

If this is what you've encountered, then please send our team an email to report this scam.

 

 
If your experience was different from the abovementioned examples, please feel free to list them here to keep all our users informed!

 

Sincerely,

The AsiaXPAT Team

 

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