Saturday, January 11, 2020, 9:14 PM
A 43-year-old woman from Dhankawdi lodged an FIR against a social media acquaintance, who she claimed promised her good returns on investment in foreign exchange and cheated her of nearly Rs 4 lakh. According to the FIR, the suspect took a total of Rs 6.50 lakh in varying amounts between June and September 2018. The complainant claimed she got back only Rs 2.72 lakh from the suspect. In her complaint, the woman stated that the suspect had formed a group on a social media platform, and claimed to run a company that was involved in foreign exchange trading. She joined the group in 2018. The suspect got in touch with her and told her that she would get handsome returns on investment in foreign exchange.
Wednesday, January 1, 2020, 5:09 PM
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Friday, September 20, 2019, 6:13 PM
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Thursday, September 19, 2019, 11:36 AM
A woman from Bengaluru was looking to buy iPad online and she came across an advertisement on Quikr. She liked the product and contacted the advertiser. They struck a deal for Rs 17,000 and the seller asked her to transfer half the amount. The seller promised that he would courier the product once the money was transferred. The fraudster had messaged on Whatsapp from a foreign number. When the woman asked why he had listed Bengaluru as his location while he is using foreign number, he said that his office was in Mumbai. After the woman paid Rs 8,500 he again started asking her to send Rs 10,000. Later, she got to know she was duped.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 12:03 AM
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Thursday, August 22, 2019, 6:35 PM
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Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 11:40 PM
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Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 5:40 PM
The Mohali Consumer Forum directed an e-commerce website, a third-party seller and a courier firm to pay Rs 1 lakh to a 36-year-old civil engineer from Mohali, who received five detergent cakes, while he had placed an order for an Apple iPhone 7 plus. The complainant, Parveen Kumar Sharma, stated that he purchased an Apple iPhone 7 plus through Snapdeal and placed the order for delivery on March 4, 2017. He was notified by Snapdeal that the iPhone would be delivered before March 12. The packet, dispatched through Snapdeal, along with its seller, Pious Fashion, was sent through Blue Dart courier firm on March 6, 2017, at Sharma’s address. In his complaint, Sharma further stated he gave the address of a guest accommodation provided to him by his company and the package was received by its caretaker, Netra, as he was not there at the time of delivery. When Sharma opened the package, he found five detergent cakes of Rim bar instead of the iPhone.
Monday, June 24, 2019, 6:45 PM
A newlywed couple from Mumbai had come to visit Udaipur a few days back. They wanted to book flight tickets so they called up the travel company by collecting the number from the Just dial app. When they contacted the travel company they were told that 2 flight tickets to Mumbai would cost Rs 2400. They were asked to pay Rs 200 online and the remaining amount at the time of departure. To book the ticket, the link containing a form was sent to the couple's number. While filling the form they were asked to provide the bank account number. As soon as the form was submitted, the couple received an OTP on their phone and they were asked to share this OTP with the travel agent. Immediately after sharing the OTP Rs 50,000 was debited from their bank account.
Friday, June 21, 2019, 6:01 PM
A Florida man thought he had landed a steal deal after paying $9,100 (approximately Rs. 6.3 lakh) for a villa in Tamarac, only to be told that he had only bought the strip of grass in front of the villa. According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Kerville Holness purchased what he thought was a villa during a Broward online auction. Instead, he got a 1-foot-wide, 100-foot-long strip of land on Northwest 100th Way in Spring Lake- valued at $50 or approximately Rs. 3,500. To add to his woes, Florida officials now say he is stuck with the deal, as state laws do not allow the refund he is seeking. Speaking to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Mr Holness said that property appraiser pictures linked to the auction site showed the villa as being the parcel he was bidding on.