The blogger ordered an online sports car for $ 31,000. And this is what he was eventually broughtSeptember 18, 2020
The fraudulent scheme was exposed thanks to his video
A blogger from the YouTube channel “The Inja” posted a video in which he told how he became a victim of scammers on the popular Chinese website Alibaba. The man bought a Qiantu K50 electric sports coupe for $ 31,000, but was very surprised when an unknown miniature electric hatchback was delivered to him.
The Qiantu K50 is a luxury electric vehicle developed by the Chinese company Qiantu Motor. The coupe is equipped with an all-electric power plant producing 400 horsepower (650 Nm). A sports car accelerates to “hundreds” in five seconds. The maximum speed of the model is 200 kilometers per hour. The official cost of the car, which the manufacturer plans to assemble in North America, is $ 125,000.
However, Alibaba sold the coupe for $ 31,000. In addition, photos with the brand’s logo and the name of the sports car itself were missing from the sale announcement. But none of these facts confused the blogger. The man decided to save a substantial amount by trusting the seller.
Having received the long-awaited container with an electric car, the buyer found inside a miniature white and pink electric hatchback of an unknown company, more like a Chinese copy of Smart. In addition, the blogger was surprised by the materials from which the two-door is made. The car is made of cheap plastic, and its wheels are slightly larger than a man’s palm.
The blogger shared his bad experience on the YouTube channel. At first, the seller refused to admit the fraud. However, after the video gained several hundred thousand views, the deceived buyer managed to obtain partial compensation from him, provided that he removed the revealing video from the video hosting.
In mid-September, one of the former shareholders of Nikola, an electric pickup startup, claimed that its founder, Trevor Milton, was a fraud and that the company’s advertising was based on lies. Such accusations were made by the analytical firm Hindenburg Research, which published a report on Nikola’s fraud on its own website.
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