Orders 166 phones and claims refund

21-year-old youth dupes Amazon India

The police have arrested Shivam Chopra who had made almost Rs. 50 lakh between April and May this year before Amazon realized that they were being conned and complained to the police, According to NDTV.

Amazon's return policy didn't check the authenticity of the claim (which is a huge error), and used to simply refund the whole amount as a gift voucher to Shivam.

Once Shivam used to get the refund money he would sell his phones on another marketplace such as OLX or Gaffer on the second hand.

Shivam Chopra used fake mobile numbers to place order for the phones and mentioned an incorrect address and fake name. "During investigation, 19 mobile phones, Rs 12,00,000/- cash, and 40 passbooks/cheques of various bank accounts were recovered from his houses", said Milind Mahadeo Dumbere, DCP, North West Delhi.

According to a report by HT, Shivam Chopra, a hotel management student, had ordered as many as 166 expensive mobiles from the Amazon India and got massive refunds for the same. After placing the order from some random area he would guide the delivery man to a place where he would accept the package and pay with cash.

He would give a false addresses in the locality where he actually resided and as such the delivery associate would call him over phone for directions, the police said.

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An Amazon India spokesperson later thanks ed the Delhi police for their services in an official statement and added, "We continue to work closely with the Delhi Police and thank them for all their efforts in the investigation". In a new case of fraud, Amazon India has been reportedly duped of Rs 50 lakh by a 21-year old man in Delhi.

On the basis of the mobile numbers used to make calls, questioning of locals and with the help of Amazon delivery persons Shivam, a resident of Tri Nagar in Ganesh Pura was identified.

As per police, Shivam Chopra was successful in making approximately Rs 50 lakh in the span of two months.

Shivam managed to carry out the pre-meditated theft by procuring nearly 150 SIM cards under fake identities from a local telecom store owner and created more than 50 email IDs using those numbers.

After taking the delivery, Mr Chopra used to call up the Amazon customer care and got a refund saying that no items were found in the delivered box.

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