iStore - Online Frad
By Ashokraj on 10 Jun 21
It is to bring to your notice that a seller named Manish Singh who advertised an ad to sell pre- owned mobile phones on Facebook and I saw this ad in the first week of April. It was observed that the advertisement was a sponsored advertisement which led me to believe that the Advertisement is genuine and thus I contacted this seller. The seller had provided his phone no. on the web page which is +91 86046 42986, It was presented to me that apparently Mr. Manish Singh runs a business of selling pre-owned mobile phones by the name of iStore in Lucknow, he informed me that he sells mobile online through WhatsApp and Facebook. I the undersigned was purchasing a Mobile phone ( Apple iPhone XI) bearing IMEI no. 356579105094919 for 25000 from this person. Mr Manish Singh he asked me to transfer 2500 as an advance so that he can ship the product and the remaining amount was to be paid on dilevery (COD). This raised some suspicion and then I asked him for store address and he sent me his Aadhar card in which his Address was - S/O Chandra Praskash Soner, G-1561 awas vikas no-01, kalyanpur,Kanpur Nagar,Uttar Pradesh - 208017 and Aadhar card no: 295100132683. The details provided made me feel that the seller was genuine thus, I decided to pay. I paid him through Googlepay 2500 on date:09/04/2019. I was told that he’ll ship it to my address through Bluedart and told me to pay the remaining amount (22500 ) after checking the phone. Then he told me that he had shipped the phone but didn’t provide me with shipment or tracking details. The next day I got a call from +18602331234 saying ‘that your shipment has arrived Ranchi but we won’t be able to deliver the product because it’s against our policy as we don’t deliver due to the covid. I called Manish Singh and explained him what the Bluedart representative explained me then Mr. Manish Singh asked for the number I got the call from and I provided him the same. Mr. Manish Singh talked to the Bluedart person and informed me that “he had Just confirmed, they are not allowing payment collection. So please make the balance payment of rs 22500 so that we can send them the required mail. You will delivery in next 3 hrs” After all this I made a payment of 22500 to this bank account no -07522413000794 dated 24/05/2021. It was informed to me that that you’ll get the shipment today or tomorrow by 12pm. After this Mr Manish Singh blocked me on all numbers which was provided to me. I tried to contact him several times by different numbers but there was no reply. It is reported that this person had malice in his intent and is portraying himself on Social Media as a notable/credible seller which is whatsoever is not the case and the person has an intent to dupe and cheat. It is hereby requested that serious action may be taken on this person so that innocent people on social media may not be duped again. Thanking You.