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A woman is warning internet users to beware of accepting parcels by paying cash on delivery after being allegedly scammed. According to Thai Residents, the woman says she accepted a package without knowing she didn’t order it, paying 590 baht in cash. Once she opened the package, she saw a pink t-shirt with a note that said, “I am sorry, I need the money to pay for my father’s medical bills. I need to make it in time or my father might lose his life. This is all the money I have.”

The woman says she wasn’t sure if the note was true, but if it wasn’t, she wished the scammer to have a terrible life. She says even if the note’s message was true, it was still like stealing money. Other netizens who saw her post, say they think the scammer probably printed hundreds of the same note and sending it in packages to many unassuming people.

This isn’t the first time a COD payment method has been used as a way to steal money. According to Thai Residents, many have commented online that they were also scammed. Cash on delivery is popular in Thailand as it has been a way to avoid online scams, but now criminals have also found a way to use the payment method to trick receivers.

Many have preferred the payment method as it bypasses having to pay with a credit card or bank transfer. It isn’t clear where the potential scammers are getting addresses from in order to send the parcels, but netizens say they are increasingly being targetted.

One of the issues with cash on delivery is that you cannot open the package first before paying. So, accepting a package without knowing what is inside, can be risky especially if you don’t remember ordering anything or have multiple orders.

SOURCE: Thai Residents

 

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    Issan John

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 12:38 pm

    Hardly beyond most people to know what they’ve ordered and what they’re expecting.

    Little sympathy.

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    Keith

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    Not just scammers are exploiting this, several times I have ordered something only to find it is much smaller than expected, getting your money back is almost impossible

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    toby andrews

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 2:21 pm

    B590 for a T shirt is not a lot when North Face sell a T shirt for $40.
    Another day in Thailand, another scam. lol.

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    Frank

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    Why pay for something if you do not know you order something…

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    James R

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 12:01 am

    Issan John

    You must be talking about the Thai government and the vaccine as they don’t seem to know when or why or did they actually order any and they definitely have no idea when to expect any to turn up.

    I always pay cash when ordering from Lazada as you don’t have to bother applying for a refund if the goods do not turn up but I would never pay for anything I can not remember ordering.

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    Peter Scheer

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 4:45 am

    My Thai Fiance runs a postal cosmetic business that is COD. Never had a problem. The company delivering the package should give the recipient a receipt and on that receipt is the name of the vendor and into which bank (and account) the funds will be placed by the delivery company. If the company won’t give a receipt then you don’t have to be a Rhodes Scholar to work out it’s a scam.

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    chupapi

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 2:05 pm

    This is a relatively old problem exploiting the gullibles, I know somebody who was scammed in the same way years ago. If you don’t know about the delivery, just don’t accept it.

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    James R

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    There is always some fool who will be scammed by this method, or via a banking app, or an email claiming to make them millionaires over night, it does no mean we have to stop pay on collection deliveries or banks or the email system just because a few fools have been cheated.

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