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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Paying up to RM17,860 for imaginary bedsheets



JOHOR BARU --- A group of 76 that ordered bedsheet sets from an online seller was upset when they did not receive the items even after one of them forked out RM17,860.

Attracted by the cheap price of the items offered on Facebook account “Kak Chik Junior”, the victims each spent between RM25 and as much as RM17,860 to buy the bedsheets.

Project designer Norhidayah Senin, 30, who bought items totalling RM940, said she had made the payment via an online transfer on Feb 26.

“After my payment, the seller informed me and other buyers in a WhatsApp group that the items would arrive a week later.

“But I noticed something was wrong when the seller suddenly left the messenger group on March 1 and could not be contacted since.”

Norhidayah said there were 76 victims nationwide whose orders were not met, of which 42 had filed complaints with the Consumer Claims Tribunal to seek compensation.

Another victim, Norsahfika Che Omar, 22, expressed disappointment that she did not receive the items despite spending RM385.

“I was attracted by the promotions and low prices the site offered where a set for a single bed was only RM25, RM35 for queen-sized bed and RM45 for king-sized bed,” she said.

Housewife Siti Mardiana Malik, 30, who ordered RM919 worth of bedsheet sets, said the seller deactivated the Facebook account soon after she left the WhatsApp group.

“I managed to speak to the seller once and found out that she was a 19-year-old university student staying in Kulim.”

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