Two youth arrested for cheating Amazon India by refunding orders
New Delhi: The District Cyber Cell of north west district arrested two persons who cheated Amazon India company by obtaining refund against the order placed earlier for mobile phones.
Police said that the accused used 141 phone numbers and 48 different customer accounts to place these orders and a refund in full.
According to police, accused person Shivam Chopra (21) was apprehended on the instance of delivery boys of Amazon, who delivered the parcel to him. He disclosed about his involvement and said that he purchased all the SIM from one Sachin Jain having a telecom store in his neighbourhood.
He paid Rs 150 for one SIM and purchased about 150 pre activated SIMs who was also been nabbed.
A complaint was reported in which Amazon Seller Services Private Limited reported a fraud. He alleged that a total of 166 orders for mobile phones were placed by Chopra between April and May, where all the 166 orders were found to be cash on delivery.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (North-West) Milind Dumbere stated that the perpetrator used to place multiple orders and would give misleading addresses in the same locality where he actually resided. Since the addresses were incorrect, the perpetrator would then guide him to his current address in the locality and take an open box delivery.
However, the accused would then call the customer care and report that no items were found in the box and hence refunds were initiated.
"He stated that he sold the mobile phones on OLX and in Gaffar Market, Karol Bagh. Accused person Shivam was unemployed and his financial condition was also poor. He hatched this conspiracy," said the DCP.