Winning Bizness Desk
Mumbai. On the lines of the Modi government at the Center, now many state governments are also coming forward in a strict mood on the frauds of e-commerce companies. Even after the introduction of the Consumer Protection Act 2019 by the Central Government, the incidents of online fraud are not reducing. In such a situation, now many state governments have started preparing their own system keeping in mind the interests of the consumer. Uttar Pradesh will be the first state in the country, where even after the implementation of the Consumer Protection Act, 2019, it will have its own system. This system will now work for online fraud incidents.
What did the minister say?
Uttar Pradesh Consumer Protection Minister Ashish Patel had said recently that the state government is preparing its own mechanism to prevent fraud or any irregularity on e-commerce platforms. This system will start working in the next one to one and a half months. This will curb many other types of cyber crimes including online fraud incidents in the state.
Rs 18,000 crore market for e-commerce in UP
There is a huge market of more than 18 thousand crores of e-commerce in UP. Recently, on the instructions of CM Yogi Adityanath, a statewide campaign was started on Ghatauli and adulteration. In the investigation of Vibhaga, irregularities were found in 2 thousand 632 petrol pumps out of 9 thousand 511 petrol pumps in the state. Of these, the state government has also started legal action against 43 petrol pumps.
Beware to be the victim of online fraud
In today's time the whole world has gone online and consumers or rather common people are doing online transactions from banks. They do not shop in the market by going to the shop, but are ordering goods through online orders. This is the reason why e-commerce companies like Amazon and Flipkart advertise lucrative deals on social sites like Facebook and Instagram. Many times people get caught in the rush of shopping and become a victim of online fraud.