Most Common Types of Scams and Fraud.
Consumer Frauds especially online frauds are on the rise with each day. It is estimated that more than 30 million fall prey to these kinds of frauds every year. These kinds of frauds are widespread on the Internet. Advertising products and services and offering them at very low rates is a common type of fraud that many people have been fallen prey to.
At Consumer Sathi we receive daily consumer complaints against such companies and sellers. It is vital that you always remain vigilant. Below is a list of some fraudulent companies and sellers that you should never invest or buy any product or service from them.
· Shopluh- Shopluh is an online woman clothing and accessories portal that has duped a lot of people. They advertise fancy apparel and clothing on their website and Instagram handles. The most common types of complaint against them are the poor quality of the product that the consumers receive from them. Sometimes either the product is missing or there is a difference in the number of products received. Shopluh tries to manipulate its customers by putting up fake contact details and addresses. Never purchase anything from
· FoneMania- Fone Mania is another fraudulent website that cons consumers by advertising electronic devices and gadgets at throwaway prices. Their main product the “I Phone 6s” which they offer at Rs.3800 seeing such low prices some people get trapped and pay this amount only to get disappointed when they don’t receive the product. It is so obvious that no one can give you an Apple IPhone at such a low cost but still, such scams dupe a lot of people.
· Hoodlery- Hoodlery is another fashion and clothing accessories website that offers various apparel and other items. They advertise products on their websites which seem to be very good in appearance and they mention their prices in Dollars to give an illusion of being an international website. Do not make any purchase from them however good that product seems. They just accept pre-paid orders and the customers receive a low-quality product or in some cases, they do not receive anything.
· Think Herbal- Perhaps the biggest fraudulent company that we have come across “Think Herbal “ is an Ayurvedic and herbal company. They dupe people by offering them the franchise opportunities of their brand. They charge people anywhere from 5000 to 40000 depending upon the quantity of product a particular person orders. In some of the instances where we have received the complaint people have either received half of the products or not at all.
These are some of the examples of fraudulent companies and sellers that are duping people on the Internet and misusing the same. These companies are hard to trace and follow up as they use proxy names and networks to operate. We very much advice people to stay away from such websites and sellers how good the website seems to be but remember these are not genuine sites and don’t give away your hard earned money to such frauds. If you have come across any of these frauds or have been victim then file your consumer complaint at www.consumersathi.com