After delivering soap instead of the latest iPhone, scammers have now become smarter and have found a new way to cheat online shoppers. You may now get a call from someone claiming to be a delivery executive of an e-commerce company asking for money for a ‘cash on delivery’ order. The scam here is that you may not have placed an order for the item and the delivery executive may hand over some random parcel and demand money.
You may also get fake messages from courier companies that ask you to keep money handy and pay the delivery executive cash for an online order. As online shopping is booming in India, the scammers hope that someone may fall for the trick as people tend to forget about what they have purchased online.
The desperation of these scammers is such that they may even ask for money from neighbours or other members of the family if you are not at home.
So, if you get any call or message regarding any cash on delivery…

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