During this lockdown period, many are struggling to make ends meet. Having said that, it’s sad to see that there’re still a few who have taken advantage of other people’s difficulties.
Many were taken aback after coming across a post on the FB page Stesen Minyak Shell Jalan Sulaiman. The post shed light on a disabled FoodPanda rider, who had apparently cycled for about 3km to deliver food worth RM80 to a customer, only to find out that it was actually a scam!
“This ‘Adik’ is a bit ‘special’, he can’t speak like every other normal person. Fortunately his friend was there to help. They said that he was searching for a customer known as Mira. But we told him that there’s no one named Mira in the area,” the caption reads.
They continued, “We then asked whether they had contacted the customer? The brother’s friend said they did call her, and when they asked her on WhatsApp, the customer claimed she was also confused and didn’t know who was using her phone.”
The rider was obviously dumbfounded and angered upon discovering what had happened. As stated in the post, the customer didn’t inform him that she had placed the wrong order in the first place. Adding into that, he was even told by the app “user” to deliver the meals all the way to Shell (petrol station)!
“After knowing that the customer had fled just like that, we offered our help by buying all the food brought by the rider. We just hope that the scammer will not repeat such an act. Just imagine, what if no one was willing to pay (for the meals), this ‘Adik’ has to bear the cost, unless FoodPanda can compensate,” they added in the post.
With over 450 shares to date, the replies section has been flooded with netizens sharing their kind words and prayers for the pair of riders following the unfortunate incident.