Beware of the Amazon, Flipkart Scam: Stay alert and be cautious of the notorious Flipkart Big Scam disguising itself as attractive cell phone sales. Shopping is a delightful experience, and it’s natural to eagerly wait for the perfect opportunity to splurge. However, with the advent of the digital realm, our lives have become more intricate. While online shopping has its perks, it also carries potential risks. We often find ourselves drawn to enticing offers on the products we desire, hoping to score a great deal. Sadly, there are instances when we receive the purchased item, only to realize we have become victims of a devious scam, leaving us stressed and concerned. Stay vigilant and protect yourself from such perils!
Sale Season Caution
Flipkart Big Billion Days and Amazon Indian Festival Sale has started from October 8. People are shopping during this time because this sale happens only once a year. There are many offers and huge discounts available on prices. However, during this sale we also observed that many times our orders get canceled even after placing them.
Sometimes we do not get the option of cash on delivery for a product. Instead, we have to make online payment before receiving the goods. In some cases people become victims of this.
Because after seeing the advertisement of attractive offer (seeing low price) on the internet, people click on that running advertisement link and make online payment. But the order is not received because it was a fraudulent advertisement. For more information read the article till the end.
Flipkart is a popular Indian e-commerce company. However, it has also been the subject of a number of scam reports in recent years. Some of the most common Flipkart scams include:
- Fake Flipkart websites and apps: Fraudsters create fake websites and apps that look like the real Flipkart website or app. They then use these fake websites and apps to steal customers’ personal and financial information.
- Fake Flipkart customer care numbers: Fraudsters post fake Flipkart customer care numbers on social media and other websites. When customers call these numbers, they are connected to scammers who try to steal their personal and financial information.
- Fake Flipkart franchises: Fraudsters lure people into investing in fake Flipkart franchises. They demand upfront fees and payments from investors, but they never deliver on their promises.
- Fake Flipkart offers: Fraudsters create fake Flipkart offers that are too good to be true. They then use these fake offers to lure customers into buying fake or low-quality products.
- Flipkart exchange offer scams: Fraudsters offer to exchange customers’ old phones for new phones at a very high price. However, they often give customers counterfeit or low-quality phones in return.
Tips to avoid Flipkart scams:
- Only shop on the official Flipkart website or app. You can check the authenticity of the Flipkart website by checking the URL in the address bar. The official Flipkart website URL is https://www.flipkart.com/.
- Never call customer care numbers that you find on social media or other websites. Instead, use the official Flipkart customer care number, which is 1800 208 9898.
- Do not invest in any Flipkart franchises. Flipkart does not offer franchises.
- Be wary of Flipkart offers that are too good to be true. If an offer seems too good to be true, it probably is.
- Inspect your product carefully before accepting delivery. If you receive a fake or low-quality product, you can return it to Flipkart for a refund.
If you think you have been the victim of a Flipkart scam, you should report it to Flipkart customer care immediately. You should also report the scam to the police.
Reporting Scams for Justice
A few days ago, I had a similar experience. I was watching a video on YouTube, and during it, there was an ad claiming you could buy a drone for just Rs 300. When I clicked on the link in the ad, I checked the website’s URL and realized it was a scam. I reported it, and the ad was taken down. You can see the proof in the screenshot below.
If you ever come across such misleading or fake ads, the first thing to do is not to trust them. Instead, go to the official websites like Amazon or Flipkart and verify. Also, make sure to report these incidents to teach these scammers a lesson. If you’re unsure how to report, just leave a comment below, and I’ll report it right away.