Kijiji Scammer alert: Shani Masood of Mississauga, ON
When we met up I asked him several questions such as: Is the item new, when did you purchased it, and why are you selling it. He said that it was recently purchased form bestbuy last week and it is new. The reason he's selling it because he needs a bigger size. He gave a photocopied version of the receipt, and I asked where the original receipt is. He said that the print got faded inside his wallet, which was just a cover up. I also checked the box seals to see ensure they're intact. I handed $60 cash then he quickly strides away after taking the cash without saying anything, he must be really nervous lol. I checked on kijiji right away for the item posting for reference but he deleted it too quickly.
I noticed that the box's top seal may have been opened/replaced since it's not as firmly placed like the other seal at the bottom but I wasn't sure since its undamaged and very hard to see. When I got home, I took the SSD out, and thats when I knew that I got ripped off since the item on hand is only an SSD case which I figured by its very low weight (as light as a phone case) and the empty space inside the metal case when I looked through the mounting screw holes. I tested the SSD with an external USB enclosure but my laptop couldn't detect it. I tried it with my I tried putting my 750GB 1.5" HDD and it could detect it with no issues. The SSD's metal casing still has the seals on it. I contacted Kijiji helpdesk by chat and they just recommend me to visit a local police station. I contacted Sean to explain my problem and kindly asked if I could get my money back. Hes in denial that he opened the box then started swearing at the text messages.
I went the Police station this morning at square one to file a report. The officer told me that the item number/serial on the photocopied receipt is for 120gb crosair force GT (I didnt see clearly that it is an GT instead of LS on the receipt) and its not the same as the one on the box. He recently purchased a 120GB crosair force GT on 11/27/15. The officer called Sean and asked him several questions: is supposed to be this light then he said yes. The cop mentioned that he has little knowledge about computers. It is obvious that theres something inside the SSD case, but the cop just believed Sean about its weight since he lacks computer knowledge. Cop also mentioned all my claims to Sean but I think he gave opposing response against mines on the phone. The cop asked me, what if you had changed the content inside the box since he gave you a sealed box. He was not helpful at all. He advised me to go to a computer repair shop and have the SSD tested. If it doesn't work, he recommends that I make a warranty claim. I don't want to waste my time going to the computer shop when I know Its not going to work.
He probably got ripped off by someone then bought another SSD from bestbuy. I texted him for the original receipt but he never replied. Now I'm left without the original receipt, $60 gone and a fake item SSD case thats useless. I don't think I'd be able to avail the warranty which comes with a 3 years warranty as described on the box.
Please be advice, always open a sealed item on the spot and make sure it works. Also, ask for the original receipt if it was recently purchased and available then make sure it matches the item you're getting. Lastly, take the seller info for security reasons.
Scammer other ads: http://www.kijiji.ca/o-posters-other-ads/1932802
Cellphone number: (416) 577-8872*
Name: Shani Masood **
AKA in kijiji: Sean
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Address: 898 Delgado Dr, Mississauga, ON L5V 2S4
wrong date on the image. Dec 10*