The Singapore Police Force has published a Facebook post warning the public about an increase in Nintendo Switch scams they have observed on online marketplaces.
Though the police did not elaborate on what kind of scams are taking place, they urged the public to purchase the system from reputable sources and pay upon delivery.
Here’s their official statement on the matter:
[INCREASE IN NINTENDO SWITCH SCAMS]
The Police have observed a spike in e-commerce scams involving the sale of Nintendo Switch gaming consoles.
Buyers of stay-at-home entertainment products are advised to be cautious and follow these tips when purchasing items through online marketplaces:
1. If the price is too good to be true, it probably is. For high-value items, it is advisable to purchase from reputable sources.
2. Verify the seller’s listing such as age of the account and the number of positive reviews to determine whether the seller is legitimate.
3. Whenever possible, pay only upon delivery. Opt for in-built payment options which can offer buyer protection instead of making direct bank transfers
The scams are probably happening as the demand for the Nintendo Switch surges across Asia during the coronavirus outbreak.
What do you think?