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Man arrested who duped Flipkart

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Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 15:45

Hyderabad: Cyberabad police arrested P. Veera Raghava Reddy, 25, for cheating Flipkart. Investigation officials found out that he had also duped Amazon and he had formed a gang with his family members in order to dupe these two firms. Cops said that he cheated the the two e-commerce portals of Rs 36 lakh by returning goods after removing hardware. “Veera involved his elder brother P. Ramchandra Reddy, mother Sitha Rathnam, wife Naga Laxmi and sister-in-law Sindhura, who conspired and cheated Flipkart of about Rs 20 lakh and Amazon of about `16 lakh,” LB Nagar DCP Tafseer Iqubal said. Veera also used fake ID cards and SIM cards to pull off the fraud. Cops recovered 120 SIM cards and fake IDs from him.

He placed orders of items like computer processors, hard disks, other electronic devices on the portals using fake email IDs, phone numbers and different addresses. He would then remove hardware parts or chips from the articles or replace it with duplicates and return it,” the DCP said. The gang members spent Rs 10 lakh. All their banking transaction accounts were also being verified to determine if they indulged in any other cheating activities. Cops are also trying to arrest other accused people involved in the fraud.