The 21-year-old bought over 166 expensive mobile phones from the online stores and got refunds of lakhs of rupees.
A 21-year-old who bought over 166 expensive mobile phones from online store Amazon and got refunds running into lakhs of rupees after claiming that he had received an empty box has been arrested. He would then speak with the delivery associate and collect his order at a mutually decided place within the locality. The police officials have recovered Rs 12 lakh in cash, 25 mobile phones and 40 bank passbooks during the investigations, Indianexpress.com reports. When Amazon realized it was being deceived, it approached Delhi Police.
The police claimed that accused made orders from different locations near his locality.
The police started investigating the case after receiving a complaint from Syed Ishaq (36) on behalf of Amazon Seller Services Private Limited. In shocking revelation about their trick, the police officer said that the accused had used 141 numbers and 48 different customer accounts and a refund in full was sought against all orders.
Further, Shivam made business out of the claiming refunds for phone from Amazon.
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Dumbere added, "When the delivery boy would be unable to trace the address, he would call Chopra for directions".
There have been other cases where customers have allegedly replaced the items ordered with similar products of poor quality.
Once the modus operandi and name became clear, the company registered a case with Shalimar Bagh police station in north-west Delhi.
Now, he used to order another smartphone with the gift voucher, and sell off the handset received earlier to black markets such as Gaffar area in North-West Delhi, or at Olx/Quikr portals. The cops had to trace mobile numbers used to make calls, question locals and take the help of Amazon delivery boys to identify Chopra.
The police have arrested Chopra and his accomplice Sachin Jain, 38, a telecom operator residing near his house for supplying almost 140 pre-activated SIM-cards to the former to place orders in different names to dupe the e-commerce website.
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