So, what’s happening?
Our good ol’ Flipkart got trolled again, this time it was their ‘return policy’ which was exploited by Veera Swamy, a resident of Hyderabad.
What did he do?
3 simple steps :
1) Order products from Flipkart
2) Call the customer care and ask to return the products
3) Keep the products with him, and replace them with stones and rocks instead
Yes! He returned bricks, and not the actual item ordered. He would keep the original item, pack the box as it had arrived and write the model number and item code. He ordered items in the name of his family members and close neighbours. Once the item was reported as ‘returned’, the money was credited into the fake accounts he was operating under various names.
Veera placed as many as 200 fake orders in the last 20 months, costing Flipkart over Rs. 20 lakhs. Flipkart has demanded a police inquiry into the case.
With the big billion day coming up, this sure has put some ideas into people’s heads.