Kate Pang Urges All To Be Careful When Buying Masks After Online Scam

Kate Pang Urges All To Be Careful When Buying Masks After Online Scam

"Who dares to wear this?"

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, more are scurrying to protect themselves which include the wearing of a mask, in addition to safe distancing measures implemented. 

Thankfully, we can still purchase these masks online. But with the increased demand for masks, like with other popular products, it could sometimes lead to sellers capitalising on these benefits.

So when Singapore-based Actress, Kate Pang got scammed with dubious-looking masks, different from what was advertised online, she took to her social media to urge everyone to be careful when buying masks. 

Masks online scam: Kate Pang speaks up 

According to Pang’s Instagram post on 2 April, the masks she ordered online arrived in plastic packaging. It was different from what she had seen on the site, which featured a box packaging. 

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Photo: katepang311 / Instagram

Regardless of how the masks were packed, whether the packer had worn a mask and gloves, it did not change the fact that the masks were not 3-ply as advertised, according to Pang. 

They were incredibly thin such that Pang’s fingers could be seen underneath. 

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Masks online scam: “Who dares to wear this?” wrote Kate Pang. | Photo: katepang311 / Instagram

Pang had also included a couple of hashtags which included a call out on unethical sellers who had sold her 2-ply masks instead of 3-ply.

Netizens’ response

Many have commented on Pang’s post agreeing that there are many unethical sellers out there who takes advantage of buyers in this situation by raising the prices of masks. 

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Photo: lichingheng / Instagram

“It’s not wrong to earn money, but the money earned should come from a place of being socially responsible,” said cnshiu. 

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Photo: cnshiu / Instagram

Another user, imnico06 commented that sellers are detestable for jacking up the prices of masks.

Kate Pang Urges All To Be Careful When Buying Masks After Online Scam

Photo: imnico06 / Instagram

And unfortunately, even others have fallen prey to the sale of these dubious masks, such as user lhkjess.

Kate Pang Urges All To Be Careful When Buying Masks After Online Scam

Photo: lhkjess / Instagram

If you don’t want to waste all these masks, one user pearpocket1308 has suggested layering two masks atop each other. 

“Would still work, but hotter,” she wrote. Still, it did not resonate well with Pang for that would only mean that she paid double for the same number of masks. 

Kate Pang Urges All To Be Careful When Buying Masks After Online Scam

Photo: pearpocket1308 / Instagram

Thankful for kind gestures

Many have offered to send Pang masks and have also shared names of reliable mask retailers after hearing about her masks online scam. 

In a separate Instagram post, she thanked those who have extended their kind support. 

And despite what she had faced, she still believes in the good of people. 

“These fake mask sellers could be lacking in morals (I don’t know how they are able to sleep at night), but I believe that majority of people are kind hearted,” Pang wrote.

“Humans are meant to help and trust each other, else, how we are supposed to survive in this world?”

In the rest of her post, she shared that the family (with husband and local actor Andie Chen), had taken the necessary safety precautions to safeguard their health. 

Especially for families with kids, Pang cautions to never let them touch their faces or rub their eyes.

And in any event kids come into contact with public surfaces, she reminds parents to first sanitise their hands, and then wash with soap thoroughly, soonest possible.

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很感动❤️自从大家发现我买到假口罩😷,有人说要送我口罩,还有很多人给我可靠的口罩商家,谢谢所有伸出援手的朋友,虽然卖假口罩的人,极度缺德(我不知道他们晚上怎么睡得着),但是我相信,大部分的人都是善良的,人类本来就要互助互信,不然怎么在世界上生存啊? – 很多人说戴口罩没用(请你们看一下飞沫传染的报道再来说)。link in bio。 🔗 – 今年1月底的时候,我们回台湾过年,去日本滑雪,几乎全程都戴着口罩,也有勤消毒,勤洗手(当时疫情还没有那么严重),每年回台湾过冬都会生病感冒的孩子(最严重的还有住院),这次竟然一点事都没有,滑雪场零下6度,孩子们连个鼻涕都没有流,出游23天,经过4个机场,我们平安回来了。 – 除了戴口罩,我们也很注意使用安全,口罩拿下来的时候,不要碰到外层,马上放进干净袋子里,如果不小心弄脏了,掉了,手碰了外面又碰到里面,不要戴回!❌❌❌ – 有孩子的人,一定要提醒孩子,手不要碰脸,不要揉眼睛,碰了公用物品之后,先喷消毒液,然后赶快用肥皂洗手。 – 我每次出门的时候,都会把外面的桌椅消毒一遍,有些朋友觉得我很夸张,我只是不想给自己任何被感染的机会,也不想不小心传染给任何一个人。 – 每个人的生命,都很可贵,医护人员,必须在外接触人群的工作者(包括老师、司机、餐饮业者、百货业者….),他们的生命也需要靠大家的努力来维护。💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻 – 大家一起做好防护,我们都会平平安安。🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 – #谢谢每一个善良的人 #谢谢秀环大美女的爱心 #谢谢Candyce辣妈 #谢谢Jeff #谢谢Eric的关心 #谢谢每一位介绍我买口罩的朋友 #人间有温情 #祝卖假口罩的人口罩卖不出去 #祝大家都买到真正医疗三层口罩 #照片为丢回

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Kate Pang Urges All To Be Careful When Buying Masks After Online Scam

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