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Old 6th May 2019, 01:51   #16
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Thought I will update. Got the complaint (Not FIR) registered in the police station.

Well the Menace continues and the Fraudsters continue to put pics of our bike in close to 6-7 ads daily which I constantly monitor and report to OLX and get them blocked.They have gone to an extent of using some other bike pics and using our names. Same ads are posted from numerous different locations. This is very frustrating !!

The people who are duped still continue to come to or house and they are turned away. It has become a kind of habit now.

We went to police station to ask if this should be reported to Cyber Cell but they said they will do it themselves and assure us not to worry. More than worrying has become disturbing for us.

I see no hope of this stopping but just wanted to warn guys through this forum that 'Royal Enfield' is the most fraudulent section in OLX and fraudsters are taking advantage of this and duping people by posting ads at ridiculously low prices so BEWARE.

Some links to fraud ads for reference :

https://www.olx.in/item/royal-enfiel...iid-1512832080
https://www.olx.in/item/classic-350-cc-iid-1512795048

Some links showing our bike pics :
https://www.olx.in/item/royal-enfiel...iid-1512835483
https://www.olx.in/item/royal-enfiel...iid-1512834594
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We went to police station to ask if this should be reported to Cyber Cell but they said they will do it themselves and assure us not to worry. More than worrying has become disturbing for us.
They have given you a CSR and that is all. Which means they filed it and will take no action on it.

Did you contact OLX to take down the fraud ads?
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I think i faced a similar situation just now, I have the latest WagonR for sale listed on OLX, got a call from a number. He says he is from Thane, wanted to buy my car (at full price) and wanted photos of the car and RC and insurance copy of the vehicle.

I sent him photos of the car (didn't redact the number plate), but in the RC and insurance copy, i redacted the the name not the surname, end of Chassis & engine number and address of the owner. Did the same for Insurance Policy.
Rest of the data was visible. He said he wanted to see everything and wanted to verify and if I was interested in selling the car or not.

I told him clearly that i didn't trust him and he will get to see the original documents when he visits to buy the car. He then tells me he is in Jaipur and won't be able to visit. I said its fine when he comes to pick up the car he can check during that time, he then hung up on me.
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I think this is not just with OLX. But also some buy back agents.

I had a strange experience when I was thinking to trade my Swift in exchange of a VW Vento. I had just visited the showroom and had not even finalized the car/variant. When I told about exchanging the current car, the sales person insisted on getting it evaluated. I was requesting him to hold on till I finalize to which he was like, get it evaluated, no harm. I was like OK, send your valuation guy to my office.

Next day, a guy comes to my office in order to see the car. I ask if he has any ID, to which the obvious reply was a 'No'. However, I let him inspect my car and he takes a few pictures (atleast 20) of the interior and outside.
I am fine till now, still thinking about why so many images has he been taking. Then he asks for the Insurance and RC, I show him the soft copy on my phone. He's like, "ye nahi sir, original dikhaiye, photu leni hai".Now I get suspicious and ask for a proper justification. He fumbles, and is unable to answer in the same(looks like a fresher ). Red Flag.
I give him a couple of minutes to answer, but still no answer. His next words - 'Saar, original jaane dijiye, vo saftcapy share kar dijiye'. I appreciate his confidence, and politely ask him to leave giving no reasons.

Next, the showroom guy calls up, I think its about the Vento model negotiations, but his questions are only about the Swift and the RC and Insurance images. Somehow, not very confidence inspiring. I decide to back off the deal. Probably and thankfully saved from the painful ordeal to come.
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OLX is the den of such fraudsters. There are other such rings operating out of facebook too. You should be careful not only selling but also buying. One such incident happened in Whitefield, Bangalore. A guy saw an ad for a car in OLX and fixed an appointment with the seller to meet at a point to check out the car and was never seen thereafter. This was sometime back and i don't know if this case is closed.
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OLX is hotbed of fraudsters. Recently I put a furniture on sale and I got 3-4 messages asking my contact number within 1 hour. Each of them called me and said they are going to buy it and going to pay me full money right then and there and asked my UPI number. To avoid suspicion they say - please delete the ad soon as you receive the money so that no one else would buy. You almost believe them.

I agreed to one of such guys. He said he is going to transfer the full amount right now and send couple of people next day to pickup. I gave my number. He sent QR code saying it is his swiping machine code and that I should scan and accept. I just did that. (and more..) I got suspicious when he said QR code from swiping machine. So I decided to do everything carefully. After scanning I checked in the Phone Pay app, instead of "Receive" the button read "Send". Wow. I aborted the transaction and told him I got what he was trying to do. He denied and kept saying "sir pls complete the transaction., my money is already debited". I bashed him and hung up.
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