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Conmen Who Cheated Amazon By Opening 99 Fake Accounts Arrested By Noida Cyber Police



Two Men Who Cheated Amazon By Opening 99 Fake Accounts Arrested By Noida Cyber Police

NOIDA: Noida cyber crime police arrested two Haryana-based cyber criminals who allegedly cheating online shopping giant Amazon by creating over 99 fake accounts. The gang after taking the delivery of expensive electronic products used to claim returns and return cheap replica of the product to Amazon.

 The accused have been identified as Anil alias Alok Singh (27), a B.Sc graduate, and Sachin Jain (30), a Class 12 pass.

Police said the duo used forged identification to create at least 99 accounts on the Amazon website. They linked several bank accounts to these Amazon accounts, which they used to order electronic products.

“Once the product was delivered to them they would sell it at Delhi’s Gaffar Market and then contact Amazon, claiming they wanted to return the products because the product was defective.

According to the police, the company’s policy is to send their delivery partner to pick up the defective product and refund the money.

“However, the duo would conspire with the delivery agents who fraudulently marked these orders as ‘picked up’ on the database to get them a refund in the bank accounts linked to their Amazon accounts. The gang used to return replica model causing a huge dent to the company,” the police said.

Prof Triveni Singh, Superintendent of Police UP said, “cybercriminals are time and again finding loopholes in the online delivery mechanism which needs to be checked immediately. This is an organised gang running from several parts of India and are causing huge loss of online shopping giants. I request shopping portals to share details of such offenders so that they can be arrested.”

The police have frozen multiple bank accounts linked to the duo’s 99 Amazon accounts following their arrest.

The frozen bank accounts contained Rs 26 lakh, according to the police, who added that further investigation into the case, which was filed at Noida’s Sector 36 Cyber police station, is ongoing.