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Got a package from Flipkart? Avoid shock, Do NOT share OTP till you do THIS

If you are expecting a package from Flipkart and don't want to get shocked, do not share the OTP before you do this.

| Updated on: Sep 28 2022, 13:11 IST
STEAL DEAL! Get iPhone 11 for just 19090 during Flipkart Big Billion Days
1/5 Flipkart’s Big Billion Days Sale, which has gone live from September 23 until September 30, has brought some of the craziest iPhone deals in the market. The e-commerce giant is offering huge discounts on models such as the iPhone 11, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. (REUTERS)
2/5 All of these models have been discontinued by Apple following the launch of the iPhone 14. That doesn't mean they have become obsolete. In fact, the iPhone 11 is still one of the highest-selling smartphones in India right now. (Apple)
3/5 The 64GB variant of the iPhone 11 is originally priced at Rs. 43,900. However, Flipkart has announced a price drop on it and it can be yours right now for just Rs. 35,990 during the ongoing Big Billion Days Sale. You can further reduce the price of the iPhone 11 by availing exciting exchange offers and bank benefits on the iPhone 11. (Pexels)
4/5 Flipkart is also offering an excellent exchange offer on the iPhone 11. You can get a staggering Rs. 16,900 off on the price of the iPhone 11 if you exchange your old smartphone. Both these offers combined take the price of the iPhone 11 down to just Rs. 19090, which is an excellent deal! (Apple)
5/5 You can also avail bank offers to make this deal even sweeter! ICICI Bank Credit card holders can get Rs. 1250 off and Debit card holders can get Rs. 1000 off if they make the purchase using their cards. The deal is already live on Flipkart so hurry and grab this offer before it runs out! (Apple)
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Always ensure to open the package before you share OTP with the Amazon or Flipkart delivery person. This is why it is important. (MINT_PRINT)

Yesterday, September 27, a shocking incident came to the surface. A Flipkart user had ordered a laptop but after receiving the package, he found Ghadi detergent inside the box instead. A real shock to the system! Clearly, he was duped by the third-party seller on the ecommerce platform. But when he decided to contact Flipkart for return and refund, the company declined. The reason given by the company is that the product was received as the OTP was shared with the delivery person. Turns out, Flipkart is running a pilot process where customers have to open the package and verify the content before sharing the OTP! That is the Flipkart rule! Only then, the package would be considered eligible for return and refund. But this is a step you should be practicing anyway. Read on to know why.

Never share OTP with delivery person before checking what is in the package

In the two years of pandemic, ecommerce platforms witnessed an unprecedented growth. This was largely due to the long periods of lockdown and ease of accessing products via home deliveries. But because of such a recent transition, a large part of the population is still not accustomed to the digital hygiene that must be maintained while transacting, choosing products or receiving them.

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As a result, a lot of scams have also risen in this period. Various online scams have popped up that target the ‘transaction' phase of ecommerce shopping. These scammers send you lucrative offers on text messages and WhatsApp and send a link to a fake link and ask you to make a transaction. Once done, these scammers collect your account information and steal money. But this one is widely known. There exists another danger, which thrives in plain sight.

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Fraudulent third-party sellers are becoming an issue for both the platform and consumers. They set up product pages but when it comes the time to send products for delivery, they don't send the product, but something cheap. The result is that the customer gets duped.

Never forget to do this while receiving package

And this is why it is always necessary to open and check any delivery item that you receive before giving the delivery person the OTP. For deliveries from ecommerce platforms that do not share an OTP, make sure to ask the delivery person to open the package in front of you so that there is no scope for discrepancy. Also, always make sure that the product you're buying online is eligible for return.

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First Published Date: 28 Sep, 13:04 IST