Mistrust in online shopping is one of the reasons people are still reluctant to adopt this worldwide practice. Recently, a consumer filed a complaint against a fraudulent online shopping site for deceiving him.
The district consumer protection court has directed Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Cybercrime Director Karachi to launch an investigation into these fraudulent online sites that have been ripping people off, reports Dawn.
The complainant, Muhammad Umar belongs to Gujrat who filed charges after he bought a black color leather jacket online via apnidukaan.com, which was delivered through TCS and was found to be defective.
Apparently, there was no shop/company [resennt at the listed address, Apni Dukaan, 504, Al-Amin Tower, Main Nipa Chowrangi, Gulshan Colony, Karachi.
Observing that many fraudulent websites are working in Pakistan to scam the unsuspecting citizens, the judge’s verdict said: “I have myself taken the pain to unearth the truth. The page on Facebook was opened but the website did not respond. I have noticed with great concern that a number of fraudulent online stores are working in Pakistan. “
E-commerce has started to see a steady growth in Pakistan where many small companies are facilitating a niche with their products, Maya’s Closet, for instance, offers baby products online.