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Delhi’s hotel management graduate duped Amazon 166 times and collected refund of Rs 50 lakh


A 21-year-old Shivam Chopra from Delhi ordered mobiles 166 times from Amazon and every time he claimed that he have received empty box and collected refunds. The police have arrested Shivam Chopra who had made nearly Rs. 50 lakh between April and May this year before Amazon realized that they were being conned and complained to the police, According to NDTV.

Chopra had pursued a course on hotel management from Delhi but was never successful in retaining a job. When he found himself without a job again in March, he came up with this plan. He decided to order two phones as a test. He then asked Amazon for a refund, and received the money back almost immediately. Milind Dumbere, DCP (north-west) said that Chopra exploited the company’s customer satisfaction policy. Amazon would give him the refund in the form of a gift voucher.

Once he received the phones he would sell them online or Delhi’s Gaffar market. When Amazon realised it was being deceived, it approached Delhi Police. After a few months of investigation, the police zeroed in on Chopra. They have seized 19 mobile phones, Rs 12 lakh cash and 40 bank passbooks and cheque books from him. The police has also arrested a shopkeeper who used to supply him pre-activated SIM cards for Rs 150 each.