Undoubtedly, many Malaysians have been depending on food delivery services ever since the Covid-19 virus became a global pandemic last year. Although there have been many heartwarming stories, we’ve also noticed a few disheartening ones.
This week, a FoodPanda deliveryman took to his Twitter, @syahir&_Z, to warn his fellow colleagues about this particular customer, known as Ganesan Gunavathy, whom he claimed had manipulated him and ran away with his money.
“To all fellow FoodPanda riders in the Shah Alam area, be very careful in case you received orders from this customer. He initially opted to pay via COD (cash on delivery). But after the rider arrived, he said he wanted to transfer (the money) instead. He transferred it on the spot, but I suspected he made a scheduled transfer. So it will not go directly into the bank account. He might have cancelled the transfer after that,” the Twitter user dished.
He further revealed in another thread, “What’s for sure is, I’m not the only one who fell victim. My housemate, in addition to 2 other individuals, also got manipulated but I couldn’t do anything about it, I don’t even have his phone number. But luckily, I managed to obtain his number. We tried to discuss the matter in a nice way, but it didn’t work out. That’s why I brought up this story on Twitter. Anyone who has any thoughts or helpful suggestions, I’m all ears”
At the time of writing (Thursday, 1st April), the man’s post has gained over 2.8k retweets on social media.