Bangalore Police raid online shopping firm over cheating claims

Six persons who joined hands to run the fake online shopping portal have been arrested.

Bangalore | Published: November 15, 2014 8:36 pm

Based on inputs provided via Twitter about a fake online shopping site cheating people by offering huge discounts on goods, the Central Crime Branch police in Bangalore on Saturday raided the office of Bigsop, an online shopping site located near the Agara lake in South-East Bangalore.

Six persons who joined hands to run the fake online shopping portal have been arrested, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (crime) Abhishek Goyal said. Police said the six created an attractive website to lure cutomers and used an ICICI Payment Gateway receive online payments from the customers. They flashed advertisements on the portal offering iPhones for just for Rs 599 and hundreds of Internet users coughed up payments but did not receive their phones.

When confronted by their users the accused claimed that they could not give out the iPhones for Rs 599 and instead suggested that the customers take home some product costing Rs 599. Some of the persons who fell for the offers on the website tweeted about the lapses to alert the police. The police formed a team and conducted a raid on the Bigsop office. The police found that the company was running a proper BPO operation to process the purchases and queries of gullible customers. The police have classified the case as a type of online phishing scam. A case has been registetered in the HSR Layout police station.

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  1. J
    Jan 4, 2015 at 6:18 am
    •Dear All,••This is to inform youthat A R Shopee is a fake shopee, they are world largest cheaters, iand my friends are cheated from A R Shopee, once they get money from us theywill not respond for our call also they will not send any product, This is pakkafake shopee..•• How they will cheat Costumers ?••Step 1: you will getCall From A R Shopee•Step 2. Theywill Explain about offers With forcefully (FAKE OFFERS)•Step3.they start hypnotism to make bakara•Step 4. then theywill tel its 100% free due to Anniversary•Step 5. Finallythough hypnotism they makes us to transfer money••once transferred moneythey will cut the call and they will not call back also our call willnot reach them.•• Finally youwill not get any single product also••Already A R Shopeeis Cheated to more than 500 costumers so you pls be aware ofthis••Jagadeesh paschapur•9986983450
    1. B
      Dec 29, 2014 at 5:30 pm
      I am also one of the person who is cheated by Bigsop. Actually, it was said that I won a Samsung Galazy Note 3 N9000 Wi mobile in just Rs.499/-. So putting faith on the Bigsop I have made a payment of Rs.499/- through Net Banking on 28th September, 2014. Thereafter, upon making enquiry and phone calls on 08065695335, 8065395274, 08065690977 it was said that you are not the lucky winner and you would be required to purchase another product worth Rs.499/-. I have asked them to credit my amount to my Bank Account, but they denied to do so. Thereafter I have made complaint to the customer care of Bigsop, but went in vain. It is the request to Bigsop and also the police to please return my Rs.499/-. B.K.Jadhav, Aurangabad (MS), Mob.09823325993, 07588533587. Email. advbkjadhav@gmail
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        Ranapratap Singh
        Nov 18, 2014 at 10:36 am
        bigsop......bastord robbed me..............god punish him!
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          Dinesh jaiswal
          Nov 18, 2014 at 8:44 am
          govt should take strict action such online frod company noida vacation gateway is cheating people since last 2-3yrs y offering cheap holiday pakage with gift,i request Noida police 2 make raid in vacation gateway office.vaction gateway phone no 01206525854,01206521232/33
          1. L
            Nov 17, 2014 at 7:19 am
            For this only , generally we have to see some of the reliable discount announcing pages in India before buying something.Genarally people has to use Indian Express or Reliable Facebook pages like are reliable sources of discounts in Online world today..
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