Kannur: With the advent of online marketplaces, several reports of cheating as well other crime targeting potential buyers have come to light. Even sellers have been taken for a ride or even kidnapped by conmen pretending to be buyers. In the latest such duping a young man who ordered a camera through a leading online retailer received pieces of tiles instead.
Kannur native Vishnu Suresh placed an order for a camera worth Rs 27,500 on November 20 on Flipkart. At 11.30 am on Sunday he was delivered a packet by Ekart Logistics, a subsidiary of Flipkart.
When he opened the packet, there were pieces of tiles along with the camera's user manual and warranty card.
Vishnu then contacted the retailer's customer care, which has promised to send him a new camera within a week.