[Resolved] Quikr — got trapped

 
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Bengaluru, Bangalore District, Karnataka, India
 Shikha Purbey on Aug 2, 2018
Dear Sir,

I got trapped into cyber crime. Few days ago I had posted add to sell my furniture in OLX and Quikr. I got an email from one lady. She stays in UK and want to buy double bed. With conversation through email she look very professional to me. i agreed to sell her. But she didn't want to go through Quikr want to send her own movers & packers.
After final decision happened between us that she will send HDFC bank cheque through courier. I asked her to transfer online but she refused but i was okay as I just need to deposit the cheque in the bank and once money will transfer to my account she will send movers and packers for pickup.

Thursday night she sent an email to me with the Airway bill and cheque. In that she mentioned you need to pay Rs. 8500 for custom clearance and they will assign I agent whom you need to transfer the amount in his account. As she mentioned in her email that the cheque is of additional Rs. 8500 i have paid that. later I got an email from the Agent personal Id and discussion happened, he demanded for Rs. 16, 800. He said it's security deposit and then Rs.18000 for FedEx guys demanding for Security to deliver the cheque. He has shared his identity with me Lufthansa Airline Employee and letter from Federal ministry office.

I got into the trap and paid almost Rs. 34, 500. Through different modes along with my PAN no. & Aadhar card No.
1. Through Citi bank : Rs 8500 + Rs. 16, 800
2. Through PayTm : 18000

Here are the details and contact person :
Lady who contact me : [email protected]
Agent Email ID: [email protected]
Agent Ph. No: +91-[protected]

Note: Now they are using my adhar card and using it for other. People reach out to me.

Regards
Shikha Purbey

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Complaint marked as Resolved Sep 4, 2018

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[Aug 03, 2018] Quikr customer support has been notified about the posted complaint.
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Quikr Customer Care's response, Aug 04, 2018
Hi. We are sorry for the dismay caused. Please share your contact details and we shall assist you shortly.
Updated by Shikha Purbey, Feb 20, 2019
Have already provided the details long back but no action being taken.

Regards
Shikha Purbey
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Hey Shikha Purbey

Check this out.

Shikha Purbey
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Fri, Aug 10, 10:28 PM (15 hours ago)
to me

Hello,

This is Mrs Shikha Purbey once again. This is to confirm to you that i have finally send the cheque to your giving Address. The Airline will arrive in India tomorrow morning by 8:45AM, while they will call you for the delivery of the package to your door once the airline arrive.

According to the Matic Courier Service here in UK, The Parcel will be shipped through Lufthansa Airline while there flight will first arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi in other to get all there parcel registered before it will be dispatched to there various destination through there local Agent in India. So you have to make sure you are available at home to received the package once you got a call from the delivery local Agent because you have to sign before they release the package to you.

From the Cheque you will you received have added extra amount of 8, 500 Rupees because I was informed by the Courier Service that payment will be paid in India only once they arrive tomorrow morning and this payment has include the custom Fee/ insurance Fee /Shipping Fee /Delivery Fee. Once the amount is paid then they will make the parcel out for delivery to your destination. Since i don't have any online access that is the main reason i have added the 8, 500 Rupees on the Cheque so you can help do make the payment to the Agent once the Airline arrived tomorrow while the rest 13, 000 Rupees will be for the refrigerator.

Thanks so much your Co-operation. Also inform me the time and date for the pick up so the pick up company can fix the appointment on time.

I hereby attached you the Airway-Bill and the scan copy of the Cheque in the mail.

Best Regards
Mrs Shikha Purbey
Hey Shikha Purbey

Check this out
Hello,

This is Mrs Shikha Purbey once again. This is to confirm to you that i have finally send the cheque to your giving Address. The Airline will arrive in India tomorrow morning by 8:45AM, while they will call you for the delivery of the package to your door once the airline arrive.

According to the Matic Courier Service here in UK, The Parcel will be shipped through Lufthansa Airline while there flight will first arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi in other to get all there parcel registered before it will be dispatched to there various destination through there local Agent in India. So you have to make sure you are available at home to received the package once you got a call from the delivery local Agent because you have to sign before they release the package to you.

From the Cheque you will you received have added extra amount of 8, 500 Rupees because I was informed by the Courier Service that payment will be paid in India only once they arrive tomorrow morning and this payment has include the custom Fee/ insurance Fee /Shipping Fee /Delivery Fee. Once the amount is paid then they will make the parcel out for delivery to your destination. Since i don't have any online access that is the main reason i have added the 8, 500 Rupees on the Cheque so you can help do make the payment to the Agent once the Airline arrived tomorrow while the rest 13, 000 Rupees will be for the refrigerator.

Thanks so much your Co-operation. Also inform me the time and date for the pick up so the pick up company can fix the appointment on time.

I hereby attached you the Airway-Bill and the scan copy of the Cheque in the mail.

Best Regards
Mrs Shikha Purbey
The cheque and airway bill

I Got a similar email from email ID [email protected] excatly with the same intention as mentioned above.
Mentioning that I am in UK and Bla Bla.
But i Understood this is somekind of bluf so I told all trnsaction through Quikr only and soemhow avoided ths fraud.

Posting here to inform others.
Similar email i received from Shikha Purvey, lives in UK, cant cal etc etc.. i found it suspecious and searched the name on google. Saw this discussion and things are crystal clear, pls do keep posting if anyone faces any such scam/fraud
Hi Everyone,

The similar incident with happened with me with same lady Shikha Purvey. I too received same format of email from her i thought she is genuine. But, I was thinking, the person who is sitting UK and wants to buy the product without seeing/speaking to the seller only conversation mode was email. I asked her mobile #, but she said, doesn't have mobile # and no online transaction. Then, I got doubt and was checking her name on google and found all her fraud-ed story. Guys, please be careful with this kind of frauds..
Hi Everyone,

The similar incident with happened with me with same lady Shikha Purvey. I too received same format of email from her i thought she is genuine. But, I was thinking, the person who is sitting UK and wants to buy the product without seeing/speaking to the seller only conversation mode was email. I asked her mobile #, but she said, doesn't have mobile # and no online transaction. Then, I got doubt and was checking her name on google and found all her fraud-ed story. Guys, please be careful with this kind of frauds..

Here are the files received from her.. Please take appropriate actions...

Good things, I didn't make any payment.
Same problem. Have received a call from +91-[protected]. If someone has lodged a case with CyberCell - please track this number.
Thanks for this info on this blog, I just received similar email from that lady name Shikha Purbey. After reading that, suspected that it might be fraud, so I was checking in the net, got this message.

Thank you very much, appreciate the responses.
Hi All,

I am so happy and relaxed that I read this thread before proceeding further with this " Shikha Purbay". I got a similar email for my quickr ad. Similar things - stay in UK, can't cal, wants to buy asap, logistic company etc. I couldn't digest few things so I immediately searched her name in google and came to know that it's a fraud. Below are few lines from my email with her -

/*****1st Email *******/

Hello,

How are you doing today? I guess you are okay..

I would have loved to call you on phone just to finalize everything but I'm Presently in UK on a business trade and I'm not available on phone until i arrive in India. meanwhile i want to know the following details about the TV before we proceed further.

1... Are you the direct seller of the TV.
2... For How long you've been using the TV.
3... Are you giving Invoice for the TV or i can do Invoice myself.
4... How many inch is the TV
5... What is your last Price
6...What is the reason of selling the TV

Waiting for your urgent response.

/*******End of 1st Email ********/

/*******2nd Email*******/

Hello,

How are you doing today? I guess you are fine.

It is pleasant to read from you once again. I'm satisfy with all the information you send to me and i will like to buy the Television from you.

Like i said in my previous massage that I'm Presently in UK on a business trade that is why is very difficult for me to communicate through phone because my phone is presently switch off.

I'm buying this Television to my other sitting rooms because i was expecting a friend from other country that is why i need this Television very urgent.

I must confess am comfortable with the price and whatever you told about the Television is okay by me and i have made up my mind in buying this even before my arrival in India. I'm ready to pay for the Television but before that i will like to inform you that i will be making the payment once i discuss with a logistics company that will handle the pick up from your location. Whatever we discuss about the pick up, i will come back to you so i can make the payment for the Television and you have to send me the address for the pick up and the time.

Moreover is there anything else you need to tell me about the Television which we have not discuss in this email earlier. Also,

I will like to know the following details.

1... In which floor you are living so i can know if the pick up can be easily done without damage.
2... Will you handle the packing of the Television or this should be done by my logistic once they come for the pick up

Please, let me know if you can take off the advert from the site as i will be paying for the Television once i get your feedback.

Waiting to read from you soonest.

/*****End *****/
I think I am the latest of his/her candidates.

Thank you to all the responses in this forum. I would have lost money if not for this thread of information.

I have similar emails from Shikha Purbay about being in UK, no contact details, advance amount in cheque, Fed EX details etc...

However, my question is:

How come they are still continuing the fraud? How is it that they are not yet caught?
Why has OLX not banned the names or tracked them down?

Shikha and Co. seems to be free in their dealings... and continue to plot further.

Anyway..

Thanks consumer complaints for atleast listing this out.
This lady by name Shikha Purbey contacted for my sofa more than a week back, realised through mails that it’s a fraud.

Did share my address with her to pick
Up courier to check their next set of mails.

When she sent the cheque details and airway bill no through a very unknown name of the courier. And Currency of GBP Great British Pounds, without themselves that it’s Great Britain Pounds.

I would urge Quickr to take strict action against these two email ids [email protected] and [email protected] and check their identities to take stringent action against these people.

Thanks, SS

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