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Woman who Wanted to Save S$400 on Branded LV bag Conned into Buying S$1200 Fake

All that 42-year-old civil servant Lee Meng Ping wanted was a posh Louis Vuitton bag – at a damn cheap knock-down price.

The LV bag she was eyeing cost S$1800, which is a hell lot of money for a handbag.

Fortunately for her, she found a seller on online selling platform Carousell who was selling the same handbag S$1200.

Sensing a super good bargain, Mdm Lee pounced.

“Someone called Ms Tay was selling the handbag for S$1200 and it even came with a small purse. This was S$400 cheaper than what was sold in stores. I thought it was cheap and she was able to converse well online, so I triple-confirmed with her that the bag was a real LV before transferring the payment to her bank account.”

A lie remains a lie, even when triple-confirmed.

The bag came 2 months later and Mdm Lee met the rogue seller at Ang Mo Kio MRT station to receive it.

She didn’t check at the bag at the time because she was in a rush.


When she got home, Mdm lee compared the bag with a similar authentic LV bag which she had and discovered she had just bought a lemon.

She brought the fake LV to the LV store to check if it really was fake, and the store assistant confirmed (only once lah, no need triple-confirm) that it was a fake LV.

Mdm Lee contacted the seller on Carousell, and she insisted the bag she sold was a real LV. Only after a verbal catfight did the seller promise to refund Mdm Lee S$600 – half of what she paid.

But the money never came, and the seller became uncontactable after that.

Mdm Lee made a police report.

She wants to warn the public that if you want real branded goods, go buy them from a real branded goods store.

In other words, don’t be a cheapo!


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