Each festive season is a great time to shop online as the hopping platforms come up with some great discount deals. Especially on the bigger festivals like Diwali, there are extra discount offers which people can take advantage of. While all items are up on sale, there is more discounts on electronic items. But as much as it is a good time to grab on these awesome deals, it also turns into a headache, when there are many fake sellers out there. A woman who ordered for JBL Speaker worth Rs 7000 was shocked when she received laddoos and diyas in the box. Ordered Apple iPhone 8 Online, While Flipkart Delivers Soap; e-Retailer Booked for Cheating.
Shopping frauds are an increasing menace, more so, during the festival period. The customer took to Twitter to share her unpleasant experience and pictures of what she actually received. The company has apologised and promised to look into the matter, but that doesn't solve the bigger problem of lack of mechanisms to identify the fake and scam companies. Man Orders Gold Coins Online From Flipkart, Receives an Empty Box.
Check Woman's Tweet About the Shopping Fraud
— A Cynical Mind (@girlmeetstartup) November 1, 2018
Check Amazon's reply on the matter
Sorry for the unpleasant experience with your recent order. Certainly not the kind of experience we intend to cater. We'd like to have this checked for you. Kindly report this to our support team here: https://t.co/pHUZdHEMpH and we'll assist you accordingly. ^PV
— Amazon Help (@AmazonHelp) November 1, 2018
There are no efficient ways to check the background information of these online sellers. Usually, a person has to register a police complaint of fraud and then go ahead with other proceedings to trace the order. This is not the first time such a case has been reported. So one should always be extra careful before shopping online. The discounts may be luring, but the results are far more unpleasant.