PATHUM THANI — A woman in Pathum Thani province is seeking help from police after she received a package of underpants in the mail instead of the two iPhones she ordered.
Roongnapa Champasri, 40, said she and her 19-year-old daughter ordered two iPhone 4S devices from a Facebook page that claimed to sell them for 3,000 baht a piece. But the package that arrived contained only underwear and a set of male pajamas, Ms. Roongnapa said.
After realising she had been scammed, Ms. Roongnapa tried to call the seller but no one picked up. Meanwhile, the Facebook page had already disappeared.
According to Ms. Roongnapa, the seller claimed to be a man named Abhisit Vejjapan, which is strangely similar to the name of former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. The package appears to have been mailed from Udon Thani province.
"I raised suspicions to my daughter before we transferred the money, but she thought the seller was trustworthy and the phones were cheap," Ms. Roongnapa said. "I would like to warn all other teenagers who want to buy iPhones or other things on the internet to be certain that the sellers are really reliable."
Ms. Roongnapa said she has already filed a complaint with the police.
There have been many complaints in recent years about fraudulent online shopping deals. This week, a man paid 11,000 baht for a camera, but received a pair of oranges instead.
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