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Dubious deliveries: Filipina frontliner gets packages she never ordered

A Filipina medical technologist has taken to social media to seek help after being sent packages she never ordered from online shopping sites Lazada and Shopee.

Horror stories from online purchases aren’t new, but they usually come from couriers that either “get pranked” by bogus orders or mistyped delivery addresses.

This one, however, is a bit different.

Facebook user and medical technologist Rowena Calapati’s post has recently gone viral with over 2,900 shares, at least 2,300 reactions, and 628 comments.

Why? Because she has been getting deliveries from Shopee, Lazada, and Jollibee—without her ordering them.

Gusto ko lang ishare tong nangyayari sakin lately para ma aware lahat. Simula nung August 14 until today August 17 sunod…

Posted by Rowena Calapati on Monday, August 17, 2020

According to Calapati, the deliveries started on August 14 and have continued until today. Expected payments ranged from over PhP 1,000 to as much as PhP 90,000.

This would have been a relatively normal series of events (albeit involving obscene amounts of cash) if she actually ordered them—but she didn’t.

“Never akong um-order sa Shopee ng worth PhP 20,000 and up and wala din akong Lazada app,” Calapati said. She has even showed her Shopee app to the couriers as proof that she never ordered what they were trying to deliver.

She and the people she lives with have tried to get any useful information from the couriers, particularly the phone number and IP address of whoever placed the order. Apparently, the phone number cannot be contacted.

Eto yung convo namin nung nagdeliver nung August 16 from Lazada na worth 15k na bedsheet. Kinuha ko yung number niya para alamin yung ip address nung nagloloko.

Posted by Rowena Calapati on Monday, August 17, 2020

One of the conversations Calapati had with an online seller from popular shopping app Lazada.

Calapati says she doesn’t know of anyone who might have a grudge against her in order to do this. She is now seeking help from local authorities or the National Bureau of Investigation to track down the bogus online buyer.

“Kung sino ka mang nangti-trip ka, please lang, itigil mo na. Nakakaawa yung mga taong nadadamay sa lakas ng trip mo.”

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