Man loots Amazon of Rs. 30L through fraud refunds
A 27-year-old man was arrested yesterday in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, for allegedly duping e-commerce giant Amazon of Rs. 30 lakh. The accused, Mohammed Mahuwala, was operating with a gang that ordered several costly mobile phones from Amazon and asked for a refund saying they received empty products. He was arrested on a complaint filed by the multinational e-commerce company. Here's what happened.
Mahuwala's gang made several accounts on Amazon using fake email ids and mobile numbers. Using these ids, the gang members would order various branded and costly cell phones and other gadgets of big shot manufacturers. They would then complain to Amazon that the parcel they received was empty and demanded a refund for the same. They would also get refunded of the amount.
"But, in reality, these devices were taken out from the parcel and sold to the local shopkeepers at a lower price," State's cyber cell Superintendent of Police (SP), Jitendra Singh, told reporters. The investigation revealed that so far, the gang members had ordered 50 gadgets, which included costly cell phones costing around Rs. 30 lakh and got the refund for the same.
The SP further said that two expensive branded cell phones, two smart watches, a headphone, a wireless router and a credit card were also recovered from Mahuwala. Police are also investigating the role of some suspected employees working in Amazon's local warehouse, who may have helped the gang. Meanwhile, search for the other members of the gang is underway, said police officials.