Hi Peter, I am sorry to hear you were caught like this.
This has been a growing problem. Here at SDRplay we heard of one buyer who paid $61 and all he got was a plastic cable “tidy” worth less than 10 cents. For the 3 weeks it took to ship it to him, they sent tracking info so that there was a delay before their fraudulent activity become obvious. I should persist with Apiexpress – they are trying to improve their image and the more people that complain the more likely they are to be more careful.