The festive season has already arrived in India, and major e-commerce websites are luring consumers by offering hefty discounts and deals on a wide range of products. Customers are also rushing to shopping websites looking for a good deal as the sale season continues. However, some people are also being duped amid the festive sales.
1KG Potatoes At The Cost Of DJI Drone
A man in Bihar ordered a DJI drone camera, but he was very disappointed when the delivery parcel arrived, as the package contained potatoes. Yes! You read it right, and the video has gone viral which shows that the delivery person has brought a packed box of potatoes from Meesho instead of the camera drone which he had ordered. The man identified as Chetan Kumar is based out of Bihar.
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Kumar claims that the full payment for the camera drone was done online. He also began to record the entire incident as he suspected what was in the parcel. While Kumar was filming the scene, he instructed the delivery man to open the package in front of him.
“Unseen India” shared the video on its official Twitter handle showcasing the entire incident. In the video, Kumar asks the delivery executive to unbox the package as soon as he finds the package “suspicious”. The delivery agent can also be heard saying that Meesho was involved in the fraud.
The e-commerce site Meesho in a statement to India Today confirmed that the company has initiated the refund to the customer and is investigating the matter. Meesho said, “As a user-first company, ensuring the great customer experience is one of our key priorities at Meesho. Any incident that affects customer trust is taken very seriously, and we take prompt remedial action. After verifying the details of the incident, the customer service team immediately initiated a refund. We are investigating this matter further, and we will take appropriate actions.”
This is not the first incident of online fraud. Earlier, during Flipkart’s Big Billion Day, a customer named Yashaswi Sharma, claimed that he purchased a laptop from the ongoing Big Billion Days sale. To his disappointment and shock, Flipkart delivered packages of Ghadi detergent bars.