A recent case of online fraudsters came into light when two Engineer students caught in allegedly deceiving an e-commerce company of Rs. 1.05 crores and 152 expensive mobile phones by falsely claiming that they were delivered empty boxes. On this last, Wednesday Rajasthan Police has caught two men Rahul Meena (20), a B.Tech student in Gwalior and Dharamraj Meena (20), an engineering graduate from Jaipur, who continuously ordering expensive mobiles from Flipkart and claiming to return their money as the delivered box is empty.
“The zonal manager of Flipkart, Manoj Chaudhary had on September 24 complained that some persons had duped the company of Rs. 50 and 55 lakhs and 152 expensive phones,” Sawai Singh Godara, Superintendent of Police (city) said.
According to the e-commerce website, Dharamraj and Rahul had been ordering expensive mobile sets with different names, IDs and addresses. Then, they used to get a refund from the company by falsely claiming that they have received empty boxes.
“They were involved in duping the company for the last one-and-a-half-year. The doubt arose when the company officials noticed that two bank account numbers sent for refund were same,” the SP said.
Flipkart had filed a complaint regarding the fraud following which police initiated an investigation and arrested the duo yesterday. They were produced in a court that sent them on six-day police remand.