Every day, fraudsters devise new schemes to defraud individuals and gain quick money. Many people have lost money as a result of the techniques used by scammers. When customers try to buy items on OLX and Quikr, the new method of defrauding them is to send them phony shipment tracking website links.
Fraudsters send false tracking website links that display the shipment's location and persuade clients to make payments to receive the parcel. In this article, we will explain how this fraud was discovered.
When an engineering student was hunting for camera accessories online, he came across an advertisement on Quikr. He contacted the seller after seeing the posting.
Shiven Shaker, the seller, contacted him and informed him about the accessories. The merchant indicated that the total cost of the accessories was Rs 23,000 and requested that payment be made in advance. The student only paid Rs 11,000 and stated that he would pay the remaining amounts after obtaining the items.
The tracking ID and a link were sent to the student as soon as the payment was received. When he verified the URL, he discovered that the parcel had been shipped from the United Arab Emirates. Using that link, the student continued to trace the cargo. The parcel arrived in New Delhi the next day, according to records. It also indicated that the item was being held by customs for Rs 12,600 in Countervailing Duty CVD charges. It even said the money would be reimbursed.
The student promptly contacted the seller and informed him of the customs duties. The merchant persuaded the student to pay the fees by promising a refund. The student paid the money because the website appeared to be authentic.
When he checked the link the next day, he was requested to pay Rs 18,000 in importation and processing fees. The student suspected anything was wrong and contacted the merchant. The salesman persuaded him to pay the sum again, claiming that it would be returned. The student indicated that he had not received the money and requested that the merchandise be delivered as soon as possible.
The student suspected something was incorrect and entered the tracking ID into the official website. However, no results were obtained. He opened the link he received from the merchant and compared the material to the genuine website. He soon discovered it was a forgery.
When he realized he had been duped, he went to the police station and filed a report. They stopped the accused's bank account so that no money could be withdrawn.
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