Exclusive Fed-up online shoppers are sharing their stories of being ripped off by sellers on sites such as Facebook and Instagram amid a rise in so-called “bait and switch” scams on social media.

Since the article was published, 9news.com.au has received a flood of emails from readers who have also fallen victim to similar scams – receiving often strange, unrelated items instead of what they actually purchased.

Sydney mum Daniela Coulstock bought a $150 quad bike off a seller on Instagram. To her surprise she was sent a necklace instead.
Sydney mum Daniela Coulstock bought a $150 quad bike off a seller on Instagram. To her surprise she was sent a necklace instead. (Supplied)

Sydney mum Daniela Coulstock couldn’t resist snapping up a bargain when she saw an ad pop up on her Instagram feed for a quad bike.

The 4WD quad bike touted in the ad featured a 449cc fuel-injected engine and a lightweight aluminium chassis.

The high-tech bamboo chopping board bought by Gill Cornforth.

Aussies share the strange items they have been sent by scammers

Keen to get a start on her Christmas shopping, Ms Coulstock bought the $150 bike for her…

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