Press statement on Friday by the Police department stated that social networking sites has become an online shopping platform for many Indian internet users, while miscreants are planning to make illicit money in the business.
The statement also urges the users of different Buy and Sell groups to be careful and alerted for any unnatural acts in the process of the business.
The statement further point out the deviant process in online shopping and stated that when there is massive drop in the price from the market rate, this kind of product that dropped their prices enormously can be stolen goods or that is related to an ongoing police case.
The statement also urges the users to be aware of the product price in the market.
An official statement also suggested that users should be aware of the product dealers and encourages online shoppers to keep their online dealers number and know them, incase the product is related to an ongoing case and also to avoid illegal activities.
An official statement also point out the punishment for the buyers who are indulged in the activity of buying it with the knowledge of the product is a stolen product, under Indian Penal Code (IPC) Section 411 the buyers can be punished as the person who steal the product.
The statement further stated that there is a trend going on in an online platform that is phone swapping.
This has been an easy way to get away with stolen mobile phones or smart phones for thieves, the statement continued.
The statement further stated that checking the sealed pack wont be a problem when it is delivered while if it is a second-hand products in case of technological products such as phones, the police official statement urges the buyers to asked ‘Cash memo, Phone Box, Original charger and accessories’. If the dealers cannot give you the mentioned items the statement concludes that one must be alerted that it cannot be a stolen product.