The festival season sale is going on all over the country, both online and offline. While everyone is buying from online retailers within the comfort of their home, there is a surge in the number of fake websites. Several malicious e-commerce platforms are duping buyers during this festive season sale. There is an increase in the sites that claim to see smartphone accessories and luxury watches among others.
Apparently, cyber authorities have come forward to protect online shoppers from falling prey to this situation. Mostly, these online scammers are using the Facebook ad network to dupe buyers looking out for offers.
Fake E-commerce Sites
One such portal that has conned hundreds of thousands of Indian users is wellbuymall.com. The portal has been taken down now but it has already conned buyers in the name of selling technology products. Once orders were placed and the money has been transferred, the site disappeared.
A cyber fraud victim, Sujeet Verma, took to scamadviser.com to post that he had placed an order and paid online but there is no response from wellbuymall.com. They did not deliver the order and they are fraud, added the victim.
Another victim, Sunil Gupta stated that he placed an order for an SSD and made the payment. However, the fraud website that was listed on Facebook ads did not respond after the same. Recently, a buyer Ayush from Gurgaon ordered a mini-pocket charger for…