Hyderabad: Two students were arrested for allegedly cheating e-commerce retailers, Amazon and Flipkart,
by ordering electronic gadgets and replacing them with sand and returning the parcels, police said.
Commissioner's Task Force, Central Zone Team arrested Yahiya Mohammad Ishaque and Mohammad Shahroz Ansari yesterday, a release from Hyderabad Police said.
The accused, who are related, are from Gondia district of Maharashtra. Ishaque, who has been staying in Golconda for a year now, had registered as a book seller in Amazon and was selling books online, police said.
In the last four months, the two accused placed online orders for electronic goods like mobile phones, laptops, cameras, DVDs etc, on Flipkart and Amazon.
"According to their plan, when the delivery came, Ishaque used to receive the item and his brother-in-law, Ansari, used to stay with the delivery boy outside the house," police said explaining on their modus operandi.
On the pretext of bringing their debit card, Ishaque used to take the parcel inside the house and removed its seal very tactfully. He would then take out the item and replace it with equal weight sand in the box and re-seal it, police said.
"After that he would come out from his house along with the parcel and debit card. When the delivery boy would swipe the debit card, the card would decline. After this, Ishaque would return the parcel to the delivery boy and take back his debit card," police said.
Using this modus operandi, the accused had stolen three high-end mobile phones, one laptop and one digital camera and other electronic gadgets, which were recovered from them.
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Updated Date: Mar 17, 2016 14:02:31 IST