Two persons were Wednesday arrested for allegedly cheating the e-commerce giant Amazon by buying iPhone devices from the online portal and then reclaiming the money by returning duplicate phones. Commissioner’s Task Force (South Zone Team) arrested Ankush Birajdar, who worked as a risk investigator at Amazon, and his friend Mir Feroz Ali. Also Read - E-commerce rules draft dos and dont’s: No more flash sales on phones, other goods and moreAlso Read - Facebook will now make money from WhatsApp's in-app purchases
Additional deputy commissioner of police N Koti Reddy said in a release that they bought iPhone devices online from Amazon by creating fake customer email ids. After getting the delivery they asked the company to take them back on the pretexts like tampered package, defects in the product or delayed delivery, etc.
However, they sold off the original iPhone and returned duplicate handsets. Birajdar worked as a risk investigator of transactions, risk management team in Amazon at Madhapur in Hyderabad and found the loopholes in the online refunding process for the rejected items and decided to exploit it, police said. Police seized six iPhone devices from them.
Amazon followed by Flipkart and Snapdeal were the most preferred e-commerce websites among sellers, with highest top of the mind recall, a recent study has revealed. The findings came as a result of a study by Nielsen for the January-March quarter, which surveyed 1,184 online sellers. It revealed that 39 percent of online sellers explore two or more e-commerce websites as an option to sell products on and grow their business.