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Sangati Jogwar

News Highlights

  • Shopping online is hassle-free but comes with a few risks.
  • Several fake sites have duped thousands of online Indian buyers.

There are many benefits of shopping online. And since the Corona pandemic, it has become a new normal with most of the buyers preferring online shopping instead of going to the shops in the local market to avoid crowds. So many sites offer fabulous offers during festivity and also are legal and authentic. But even then, a few sites have allegedly duped customers taking advantage of their innocence.

Wellbuymall.com Has Allegedly Duped Many

One such site is wellbuymall.com. According to Gadgets Now, this eCommerce site has allegedly duped thousands of users in India by fooling them to buy technology-related gadgets and products. Although the site does not exist anymore, there are thousands of people who have been allegedly conned by this site.

The scam reportedly came to notice after a few users shared their experience on scamadviser.com saying that despite making the order and paying the entire amount, they failed to get any response. Several users have lodged complaints at their respective local Police Cyber Crime Cells. The URL now takes the user to a Chinese message which means the site is not found.

Modus Operandi of Fake eCommerce Sites in General

wellbuymall.com is not the only site that has duped netizens over the years. There are many such sites that try to take advantage of first-time online buyers who are not well versed with the modus operandi of such fake sites. They operate in a very simple way.

First, they create a Facebook Page/Profile page and then start selling their items from this page which takes the user automatically to their portals. Once they receive the payment, they start giving excuses to delay the delivery and try to while away time. But before Facebook completes its feedback process to evaluate whether the site is genuine or fraudulent, the fraudsters shut down the site.

These conmen get a window of around one month to complete their operations as Facebook takes around 30 days to complete its evaluation of a site for feedback. The only way to avoid falling trap to such sites is by buying from only leading eCommerce sites.

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