- A man from Soshanguve bought a cheap bag of OMO for only R20
- When his wife opened the bag, she discovered that it was filled with dust and sand instead of washing powder
- The couple shared the news via social media to help others avoid the scam
OMO washing powder has been a Mzansi favourite for years.
So when Joe Seoketsa and his friend were offered a big packet of OMO for only R20, he thought it was a steal.
Joe’s friend was so impressed by the price that he ended up buying four packets.
Briefly.co.za understands the gentleman sold his products outside of a Spar store in Soshanguve Block H.
His product range included Surf and Sunlight washing powders as well.
On their way home, Joe realised that their washing powder was running low and purchased a packet from his friend’s stash.
On Monday, Joe’s wife, Agatha Seoketsa, opened the bag in the hope of making her whites whiter, but was shocked to find that washing powder had been replaced by sand and dust.
Agatha said, “I wanted to do laundry, but when I opened the packet, I found dust and sand inside. It’s a scam! I took a video and sent it to my friends. One of my friends told me this was not the first time she had heard of this. It is a new way of scamming people.”
The Citizen reported that the couple didn’t suspect any issues as the packet was still sealed when it was purchased.
However, they’ve learnt their lesson and vowed to buy directly from the shop to avoid future mishaps.
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