A middle-aged woman, who allegedly swindled e-commerce giant Amazon India of a whopping Rs 69.71 lakh, was arrested on Wednesday, PTI reported. The report, quoting a police officer, said that the woman allegedly used to make online purchases from Amazon India and return look-alike items to the e-commerce giant claiming that they were sub-standard to get refunds. Chikkaarasaiah, Sub-Inspector for Hennur, told PTI that the lady used to sell the original items to another shopping portal. He added that woman was an engineering graduate and a native of West Bengal.
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In an unique way of cheating the company, woman used to claim refunds using Amazon’s Customer Return System C-return within 24 hours of a purchase. Amazon, taking note of anomalies in transactions, launched an internal probe and found her guilty of cheating, Chikkaarasaiah said. The items women bought from Amazon included high end mobile phones, SLR cameras, and television sets. The woman continued to make fraudulent transactions and managed to befool the company as many as 104 times.