Fake E-Commerce Fraud: In this era of online shopping, people are being cheated in the name of fake e-commerce companies. These fake e-commerce websites spread their web in the name of cheap products on social media platforms. Online Scam: It happens many times that you are scrolling through social media apps like Facebook, Instagram etc. on your phone and you will see such marketing offers in which branded products are available at very low prices. Most people order products by clicking on these marketing advertisements in the greed of discounts, offers etc. and become victims of online fraud. Nowadays cyber criminals are hunting people in the name of offers on e-commerce websites.
Cyber fraud increased rapidly in India
Thousands of cases of online fraud have been reported in India. If we look at the data of cyber fraud shared by the Ministry of Home Affairs, between the years 2017 and 2020, there has been a manifold increase in the cases of cyber fraud. In 2017, a total of 3,466 cases of cyber fraud were reported. In 2020, these cases increased to 10,395.
According to government statistics, the cases of cyber fraud have increased up to three times. During this, Telangana has been at number one in the cases of cyber crime. In 2017, there were only 277 cases of cyber fraud in Telangana, whereas in 2020, 3,316 cases of cyber fraud were reported. After this in 2020, 2,032 cases were reported in Maharashtra, 1,294 in Bihar, 1,079 in Odisha, 764 in Andhra Pradesh. Whereas in 2017, 1,426, 427, 333 and 166 cases were reported in these states respectively.
How to avoid
If, if you find such cheap branded goods on the social media platform, then you can easily check it. For this, first of all you have to check the authenticity of the website.
For this, copy the link of the e-commerce platform selling the product and visit scamadviser.com.
The website has been designed by Ecommerce Operations B.V., a Netherlands-based company that can detect fake e-commerce platforms.
A search bar has been given at the top of the Scam Advisor website, where you paste the copied URL ie link.
The trust score of that website will appear on the next page.
If the website’s trust score is in red, then you should not make the mistake of buying the product from that website.
Along with the Trust Score, the positive and negative reviews of the website will also appear there.
If you want, you can get more information about that website by clicking on Detailed Analysis.