Women engineer Deepanwita Ghosh arrested for cheating Amazon for 70 lakhs

Women engineer Deepanwita Ghosh arrested for cheating Amazon for 70 lakhs
Women engineer Deepanwita Ghosh arrested for cheating Amazon for 70 lakhs.
Bengaluru, May 10: A woman named Deepanwita Ghoshwas was arrested for allegedly cheating the e-commerce giant Amazon India to the tune of Rs 69.91 lakh by making numerous online purchases, returning substandard or cheap lookalikes and selling the original items on another shopping portal. She claimed refunds worth lakhs of rupees from Amazon for the delivered products after returning their inexpensive duplicates.

Hennur police distinguished the suspect as designing graduate Deepanwita Ghosh (32), a local of West Bengal who lives in Rajanna Layout, Horamavu, Agara, with her significant other. She was utilized with an expert administrations organization. An ardent online purchaser, Ghosh chosen to mislead the framework. Amazon is discreetly making Indian purchasers its rehash clients

Amazon India’s push to lift rehash exchanges on its stage through its lead enrollment program Prime is paying off well in under a time of dispatch. As indicated by a protestation held up with police on April 18 by Amazon delegate Denu T Nair, Ghosh utilized fake names and made 104 online buys of things, including top of the line cellphones, SLR cameras, TVs and other electronic hardware. She sent item return asks for inside 24 hours, requesting discounts utilizing Amazon’s client return framework, C-return.

“Unfailingly, the conveyance address was not quite the same as the C-return address, which was frequently in different urban areas. Subsequent to getting a reimbursement from Amazon to her financial balance, Deepanwita would supplant the item with a substandard one and hand over the bundle to the conveyance individual,” said Ajay Hilori, appointee chief of police, Bengaluru east.

Hilori said the lady had been conning Amazon for about a year as the firm then didn’t have the arrangement of opening and examining the item at the season of reaccepting it. At the point when Amazon’s merchant benefit in Bengaluru spotted many returned items were not the firsts, an inside test was done which focused in on Ghosh.

Police test uncovered Ghosh worked as a merchant on another shopping gateway with the pen name and got client orders for top of the line electronic things. She then submitted a parallel request for every item on www.amazon.in and inspired Amazon to transport the item to her customers’ locations in various urban areas, including Kolkata. “When her client got the item and Ghosh got money for it, she would start a C-come back with Amazon and get a discount by returning carbon copies,” portrayed an examining officer.

Ghosh finished 104 such deceitful exchanges and stashed Rs 69, 91,940 preceding she was caught by a Hennur police group in April end. She was remanded in legal authority and sent to jail on charges of swindling and online extortion, police said.

Amazon changes return policy

Sources with Amazon Bengaluru said the case prompted the e-commerce major to modify its customer product return policy. “Now, products like cellphones are received from customers only after verifying IMEI numbers and other items following corroboration of unique product codes apart from a thorough inspection. An acknowledgement with the customer’s signature is also obtained at the time of return of expensive items,” a company warehouse executive added.