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Fraud by e-Commerce Companies - File FIR if they are not traceable: Govt

By TIOL News Service

NEW DELHI, DEC 11, 2019: THE Consumer Protection Act, 1986 has been enacted to better protect the interests of the consumers. It covers all goods and services and all mode of transactions including e-commerce. Under the provision of the said Act, a three tier quasi-judicial mechanism, called Consumer Fora, where consumer can file a complaint against any unfair trade practices including those on e-commerce is provided.

Financial year wise number of fraud dockets registered under the e-commerce platform at the National Consumer Helpline are as under:

Financial Year

Fraud Online shopping Cases

12 Aug 2016-Mar-17

977

April 2017-Mar-18

2,441

April 2018-Mar-19

4,955

April 2019-Nov-19

5,620

Total

13,993

From August 2016, the portal www.consumerhelpline.gov.in has been developed to provide a platform to consumers to register their complaints. Further, the National Consumer Helpline (NCH) has partnered with some companies to resolve their customer complaints. This is an alternate grievance redressal method, and is a completely voluntary initiative taken up by these companies.

NCH advise to consumers for fraudulent transactions is to lodge an FIR /make a police Complaint or to Cyber Cell, if company is not traceable.

This information was given by the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.


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