• Friday, Mar 31, 2023
  • Last Update : 10:24 am

Sirajganjshop allegedly scammed Tk47C from Nagad in 2 days

  • Published at 02:30 pm October 3rd, 2021

The e-commerce platform has scammed the MFS provider through a large number of customer refund requests in just two days

SirajganjShop, one of the most controversial e-commerce platforms, has allegedly embezzled Tk47.43 crore from the mobile financial service (MFS) provider Nagad.

A case was filed in this regard with the Banani Police Station last month on September 13. 

Touhidul Islam Chowdhury, Nagad's senior legal executive, filed the case against Jewel Rana, the owner of the online platform. 

Noor-e-Azam, officer-in-charge of Banani police, confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune.

"We are conducting a drive to find Jewel Rana and the people involved in embezzling money will be found and brought under the law,” he said. 

According to the case file, the e-commerce platform has scammed the MFS provider through a large number of customer refund requests in just two days, between August 30 and 31. 

Nagad had even suspended a considerable number of its users’ accounts, citing fraudulent activity. 

The suspended accounts were mostly found to have been involved in getting refunds from e-commerce platforms, such as that of sirajganjshop.com.

“Most of the money went to a few accounts in Sirajganjshop that turned out to be relatives of Jewel,” Zahidul Islam PRO of Nagad told Dhaka Tribune. 

He also said: “The owner of Sirajganjshop had visited our offices earlier following the suspension of several Nagad accounts that belonged to the consumers of the platform.”

“He had even admitted that due to some technical problems on their end, consumers were refunded more than the amount they were supposed to get, some even getting refunds twice. Jewel even verbally agreed to bear any loss so that consumers do not suffer and had written us a check of that amount,” he added. 

The CEO of sirajganjshop.com, had also gone live on Facebook during the period stating exactly that. 

However, Jewel's elder brother Anwar Hossain had claimed that the platform’s money had been stuck with Nagad. 

Earlier, the Commerce Ministry had sent a letter to Bangladesh Bank, seeking information on the latest financial situation of several e-commerce companies, including that of sirajganjshop.com.

The other companies are Aleshamart, Dhamaka, E-orange, Sirajganj Shop, Aladiner Prodip, Qcoom, BoomBoom, Adyan Mart, and Need.com.bd.

In the letter, the ministry sought information on the total liabilities of the companies to the buyers and merchants and the amount of current and fixed capital of the companies.

It also sought to know whether the companies had embezzled money.

On September 12, Nagad CEO Raheel Ahmed informed Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit about the unusual increase in the number of refund requests from two companies - SirajganjShop and Aladdiner Pradeep. 

In addition to identifying this issue, the status of 18,000 accounts related to the refund requests was automatically suspended.

Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail