It looks like there's been an uptick in Switch sales scams in Singapore. Things have gotten so bad that Singapore's police force has released a notice via their official Facebook page informing citizens of the problem. The post doesn't go into details on what these scammers are doing, but it does make it clear that Switch units should only be purchased from legitimate retailers. Check out the full message to the public below.
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