The Letter Aussies Are Receiving That You Should NOT Open
Hobart woman, Asya Moussawi is warning others of a shocking new shopping scam that she has been caught up in.
The mother of one received a package in the mail containing beauty products that she did not order. She was shocked to find that an invoice for $67 accompanying the package which has to be paid within 14 days.
When she emailed the company, LuxStyle International assuming it was an honest mistake they responding saying that they “do not send unsolicited shipments”
They then suggested that if she wished to send back the product, she would need to pay for the return postage within 14 days.
“I was confused because this is a lot of money for a bunch of useless products, and I didn’t ask for them in the first place,” Asya said.
“So that was confusing and stressful because they sent me an email saying that they will send a debt collector unless I pay the money.”
And then came their “generous” offer:
“Would you consider keeping the order if we would offer you a 50 percent discount?” the email said.
“This certainly will save the time of returning the order and do note that after the discount, the price of the invoice would be close to or even less than the price you’d pay if you were to return the order,” they suggested.
Asya called them out.
She responded stating that she would not be paying money for something she did not order in the first place. She told them that if they wanted their products back, they should be footing the bill.
After some back and forth, the scammers sent this final email cutting off all further contact with Asya and promising to continually hound the young mother via email for her “unpaid invoice” by way of “automated emails” and their “collection agency” if she failed to settle the debt.
Asya has shared her story in the hope that other mums don’t become prey to these online scammers.
“I want to say to all the mums out there, please don’t share your personal information. Not even your email, your address, or anything. I was a victim just because I shared my name and address! So please be aware, this is really dangerous,” she warns.