Netizen calls out Instagram user selling e-vaporisers online

Submitted by Stomper Fyan

Vaping is illegal in Singapore but it has not stopped some people from finding ways to sell e-vaporisers.

Stomper Fyan discovered an Instagram account selling vaping products online.

He decided to call out the seller by pretending to be interested in purchasing a starter pack.

After telling the seller he was from Singapore and had heard from the seller via 'friends', he was given a comprehensive price list.

He expressed interest for a starter pack with three refills for $170 and was given three bank accounts he could transfer money too.

However, he then shared a passage found online on the punishment doled out to those who buy and sell vaporisers online and ended the chat with: "Rip to your business".

The Instagram account has since been deactivated.

Fyan told Stomp: "My dream is to be an undercover policeman and the least I could do now is really bring out the criminals hiding all over social media such as the one shown in the video. 

"I hope you can share this to maybe inspire people, especially teenagers, to make good use of their Instagram or Facebook accounts to help the police with their mission in keeping Singapore a safe country by arresting those going against the law. 

"As you can see I easily got the vape sellers to expose 3 of their bank accounts. 

"Cases of selling vapes, scamming money and online gambling are growing at a very fast rate and these acts are mostly, surprisingly, done by teenagers and young adults. 

"This is why I believe our good Singaporean teenagers should use social media to bring out the bad ones."

Since Feb 1, 2018, it has also been illegal to possess, purchase or use e-vaporisers. Offenders can be fined up to $2,000.

Anyone found guilty of selling, importing or distributing e-vaporisers can be fined up to $10,000, jailed for up to six months, or both.