Girl loses Rs 1.4 lakh to online fraud, receives bundle of waste paper instead of laptop
Paravur: A girl student lost Rs 1.14 lakh to an online fraud after she ordered a laptop online amid the lockdown. She ordered a laptop worth Rs 1,14,700 through an online shopping site and received a bundle of waste paper. The cyber police have initiated a probe after receiving a complaint from the girl and contacted a private company based in Haryana. Responding to the police inquiry, the company denied the allegation. But the company declared that they would refund the amount after the cyber police have come up with scientific evidence.
It was on last June, an engineering student from Paravur booked a laptop through an online shopping site and paid the amount online via her mother's bank account. She received the parcel within a week. But when she opened it, she found only old papers in place of the laptop.
The student also captured the visuals of opening the parcel. Along with this video, the student filed a complaint with the online shopping site. But the girl complained that no action was taken by their side. Following this, the student lodged a complaint with the district police chief and a special team led by the SP of the Aluva Cyber Police Station investigated the case.
The team later figured out that a private company in Haryana was the seller of the laptop on the online shopping site. Interestingly, this company also sells agro-herbal related products. The probe team contacted the company, but they dismissed the allegations in the complaint of the student. However, in the light of scientific investigations and evidence present, the company agreed to return the money paid for the laptop.
A team including Cyber SHO MB Latif and senior civil police officer PM Talhat investigated the case. SP Karthik informed that the team will take further action into the case.