Kijiji Scammer Selling FAKE Galaxy S9+ (Brampton)
I messaged the seller on Kijiji for a Samsung Galaxy S9+ earlier today and exchanged a few messages before agreeing to purchase the phone. I drove over an hour away to meet him, which he knew the distance/time I was travelling, at his local Tim Hortons (10041 McLaughlin Rd, Brampton, ON L7A 2X5).
I knew immediately the phone was fake, the screen had a border withing the physical bezels of the phone (which I later noticed you can see in the picture). The phone had a low resolution screen and was very slow. The camera was atrocious, you could count the pixels. The lock screen had a wallpaper that said "Galaxy S9". The phone was a dual sim version and had two IMEIs. Both IMEI's failed when I tried to check them using an IMEI checker, as well as the fact that there was a different IMEI written on the S9+ box.
I calmly told him I could not purchase the phone because I could not verify the IMEI numbers. I evenly kindly apologized to him, keeping in mind I will be reporting him to Kijiji and posting this thread as well as hoping he gets hit with some negative karma.
Here is his profile and the ad.
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-cell-phone/miss ... pp_android
On a side note,
My girlfriend was extremely disheartened by the experience as she is a new Kijiji user and was excited to finally upgrade her phone. We're both full-time students so money is extremely tight. If anyone could share S9/S9+ listings, or their ad, it would be much appreciated. I would also appreciate any tips on Kijiji transactions for the future. Thanks!