Orders 166 phones and claims refund

Orders 166 phones and claims refund

Following an inquiry into the matter, the police registered a case in August. Mr Chopra had studied hotel management from an institute in north Delhi's Rohini. He would then ask the delivery person to meet him at another place or a shop to receive his order, following which he would call Amazon India customer care to make his claims.

In yet another case of online scam, a 21-year old man from India's national capital: New Delhi scammed Amazon of Rs 50 lakh.

Other than Shivam, a small telecom store owner Sachin Jain age 38 was also arrested because the store owner had supplied him almost 141 activated SIM for placing the order from Amazon.

As per police reports, Shivam acquired 141 pre-activated SIM cards for executing this scam, and scammed Amazon of 166 smartphones between April and May this year.

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Two people have been arrested on the charge of being involved in duping e-commerce company Amazon India, by ordering expensive phones and then claiming refunds alleging that the firm had delivered an empty box, the police said Wednesday.

After Amazon initiated an internal enquiry, police started a manhunt for this scamster, and was able to arrest him yesterday, and slapped various sections of Indian Penal Code. The police officials have recovered Rs 12 lakh in cash, 25 mobile phones and 40 bank passbooks during the investigations, Indianexpress.com reports. Since the addresses were incorrect, the delivery men failed to locate the address on the package and would call the accused for directions. The Delhi Police have also recovered 25 mobile phones, claiming that he allegedly ordered 166 phones from April to May this year, which is yet to be recovered.Shivam allegedly also purchased nearly 150 pre-activated SIM cards to order the phones.

According to the police, Shivam allegedly also purchased 150 pre-activated SIM cards to place the orders from different numbers.

The e-commerce company realised they were being cheated only after they found out that all the purchases were being made from one particular neighbourhood in Tri Nagar and subsequently approached Shalimar Bagh police station in north-west Delhi. Later, he would call up to complain that the box was empty and get a refund.

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