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60 e-commerce sites listed for fraudulence

  • Mahabub Alam
  • 11th October, 2021 10:32:09 PM
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60 e-commerce sites listed for fraudulence

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police has made a list of 60 e-commerce platforms for their alleged involvement in fraudulence with their customers.

Of the platforms, about 30 to 32 are now under the CID scanner, said Imam Hossain, additional deputy inspector general (Dhaka Metro) of the police specialised unit.

“There are about 700 to 800 e-commerce sites in the country. Based on complaints, we have made a list of 60 sites. We’re now keeping surveillance in 30 to 32 while the rest sites are out of our watchfulness,” he said.

The rest would be brought under scanner soon, Imam Hossain said.

“The customers becoming victims of cheating generally do not show interests in filing complaints. But anyone is cheated badly. He or she has no option but to complain to police.

“Those who complained against the 60 e-commerce platforms might have become victims of huge amount of money,” he said.

The officer said they were working to bring the authorities of those sites, who were really involved in deceiving, to book.

On their activities, he said that they were offering discounts on different products and embezzling money of customers not delivering their products.

Kamrul Ahsan, additional deputy commissioner (Cyber Police Centre) of the CID, said that the CID was carrying out investigation into 30 cases filed against different e-commerce platforms.

The number of cases will increase new cases will be filed against the platforms, he said.

Police already arrested the authorities of the Dhamaka shopping.com, Evaly.combd, E-orange, Nirapad.com, SPC World Express, Qcoom,  RingID and some others.

The bank accounts of the sites were already frozen and money laundering cases were filed against Dhamaka, E-orange and SPC World.

In the latest episode, the CID arrested a director of www.24tkt.com from the capital’s Old Dhaka on Sunday.  The director is Mizanur Rahman. The site embezzled about Tk 50 crore from its customers.

The same unit of the police on arrested Head of Operation of tholay.com and we coom.com Nazrul Islam and five others the city on charge of embezzling Tk 2.5 crore from the customers.

On the Ring ID, Kamrul Ahsan said that the site was launched in 2018.  About 100 crore was injected to the accounts of the site every month over the few months. The highest Tk 200 crore was injected in September.

He said that they were trying to take action against two owners of the platform who are now in Canada.