Victim Location 15206
Total money lost $34.92
Type of a scam Online Purchase
I saw an advertisement on Facebook offering a deal for a handheld retro game console for 50% off. After making the purchase, I received an email offering an additional deal of 25% off to buy a second console offering an incentive by saying the following,
"I’m sending this email because as a current customer I’d like to offer 25% off if you want another console.
Our Handhelds make great gifts and they’re loads of fun, we know it’ll make someone’s day!
We’re overstocked so why not give you a great deal…".
Another email stated that the order was expected to ship soon and that a tracking number would be provided when it finally ships. After several days, I did not hear anything further, even after contacting them by email, at which point I suspected it to be a scam.