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Bangalore Police Raid Fake Ecommerce Shopping Portal BigSop.com Office; Founders Arrested!

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Based on complaints registered via Twitter, Bangalore Crime Branch took action against a fake ecommerce portal which advertised too-good-to-be-true offers, and then duped ignorant customers. The raid was well documented on Bangalore Crime Branch’s Facebook page as well as Tweeted by Abhishek Goyal who is an IPS officer with Crime Branch, Bangalore.

The Modus Operandi

BigSop.com, which is now taken down, used to advertise offers such as “You are lucky Internet winner for iPhone for Rs 599”. Tempted by such incredible offers, which is mainly driven by the huge ecommerce advertisement wave across the whole country, customers used to register on the website, and pay the sum. The website used to advertise heavily in every major search engines and portals, thereby garnering maximum eyeballs.

The payments were processed using ICICI Bank payment gateway.

Of course BigSop.com had some other plans. Once the deposit of Rs 599 was made, they used to calmly inform that the iPhone is now not available. Instead, the money was cunningly converted into their internal ‘points’, which could only be used to purchase products from their own website. And, as it was later found out after the raid, the products available were mainly sub-standard, and without any warranty or guarantee.

The Raid

The cheated customers posted several Tweets and sent emails to the Bangalore Crime Branch against this fraud ecommerce portal. Under the supervision of DCP Crime, Abhishek Goyal, they located the office premises in Bangalore (the address of which has been withheld for security reasons) and raided the premises.

Bangalore Crime Branch found Rs 75 lakh in the bank accounts of BigSop.com, which has been reportedly sealed now.

As seen in the images released by Crime Branch, BigSop.com had established a full fledged call center to receive calls and to pitch in their ‘incredible’ but fake offers.

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There are some more images at the official Facebook post of Bangalore Crime Branch.

Consumers: Beware!

Kudos to Bangalore Crime Branch for taking quick action against the fraudsters and arresting them. The founders would have silently escaped with the booty, if there had been no complains registered.

Hence, there are mainly two lessons for the new age, ecommerce buyer here:

a) Don’t fall in the trap of such offers. iPhone for Rs 599 does sound fishy, and 9 out of 10 times, it will be fishy. When the offer, any offer in general, sounds too good to be true, then it probably is fake.

b) In case you have experienced such fraud, then don’t wait to complain. If the offer was well advertised, then there will be more victims, and the police will have to take action.

Have you ever fallen victim to such fake offers online? Do share your story right here!

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  1. Anjali Gopinath says

    I have made a online buying from ansonsports.com. Order no 593 (EXERCISE CYCLE BIKE, DUAL ACTION FOR TONING ARMS & LEGS LOOSE WEIGHT HOME GYM) on May 16th 2015.. When i made inquiry regarding dispatch their reply is “It will be dispatched tomorrow”. Each day they will reply like these.. They are not picking call . I have paid 4999 rs for the product.I made the payment through CC avenue . I need refund or product should be dispatched immediately .Please consumers dnt buy from anson sports .Anson Sports Nishant Anand 08048404906 A Venture Of Anand Gymnastic Works, Basti Nau, jalandhar. Jalandhar…

  2. Anjali Gopinath says

    .I have made a online buying from ansonsports.com. Order no 593 (EXERCISE CYCLE BIKE , DUAL ACTION FOR TONING ARMS & LEGS LOOSE WEIGHT HOME GYM) on May 16th 2015.. When i made inquiry regarding dispatch their reply is “It will be dispatched tomorrow”. Each day they will reply like these through mail.. They are not picking call . I have paid 4999 rs for the product.I made the payment through CC avenue .
    I am attaching details of my Purchase.. Please help me .I dnt now what to do .its my hard earned money..hoping for positive response.
    Details of Company:-
    .Anson Sports
    Nishant Anand
    08048404906
    A Venture Of Anand Gymnastic Works, Basti Nau,jalandhar.
    Jalandhar – 144001

  3. Manju says

    I have ordered two products from there website, I didn’t check the price what actually outside.
    When I get the product they have removed the MRP on the product, I suspect that they have charged more.
    I have inquired with other shops and checked in website also price is not matching, almost they have charged double.
    When I called them no proper response. These people are cheating the customers.

    Thanks to bengaluru police for taking action for them

  4. SIBY says

    Remember that SHOPHUNK.com Also a fraud site which send popup messages in the similar manner. It is inform you all that do not waste your money by ordering from the site.

  5. Mohammed Amjed Javeed says

    Dear sir,

    Instead of I phone these people has duped me with Rs. 899 and they have send a broken POLO mens watch a have told me that i phone is on the way and this is just a reward for ordering online.
    Their Ref No. is 91701297. dated 17.09.2014. Will some one out there help me ?

    My contact No. 9885323039 Hyderabad – Telengana

  6. Mohammed Amjed Javeed says

    Dear sir, Its ridicules to note that this site has cheated me. They have taken Rs.899 to offer me I phone. I really don’t know what to do now ?

    Please suggest as what to do Now ?
    Its a shame that there are people who can fool simple people. We need to all pool our view and work to get back the amount. Let us see how we can all force these people to PAY BACK.

  7. deepak chilmala says

    guys do one thing call on this number +91 9590360475 ,they will compulsary aswer this call ..tell them that u paid so and so amount and aslo tell your order no..they will refund your amount asap …because i got my amount back……so want to tell everyone who has been a victim of this website….hurry up guys…but one thing u will not get the 499 or 599 amount which u paid for contest .but u will get the additional amount which u paid like rs9999 or rsxyz

    1. Aashima says

      Hello Deepak,

      I tried no +91 9590360475 as provided by you and their previous no 08065695335 and first one is switched off and second one does not exist.
      I was duped by them to first pay Rs 599 and then Rs 11k to buy tab & watch combo (so that I will get iPhone) which was of worst quality. Never got iPhone.
      I was informed that same amount is available in bigsop account for shopping at any point of time through bigsop.
      No idea how will I get my money back.

  8. shakti singh says

    I am olso cheated by bigsop.com I bought samsung note 3 mobile at 499 but I was not getting reply from customer care and didnt get any item.

  9. Shagun Gupta says

    Bigsop cheated me… I lost 1500rs .. How can i get it back??

  10. Dalip Singh says

    I also paid Rs. 599 through by debit card on 27/2/2014 for participating in lucky draw for i-phone. The co. neither published any name of the draw on their website ever. As per the statement put up on the website, the money paid by us had been converted to bigsop points which could be used for purchase for online shopping on the website. Even after several tries, I could not use the money paid by me for purchase of any item from the website. Later on, I sent a mail to the company and demanded my money back. It sent me mail on 10/3/14 that the customer care executive would contact me within 24 hours. Since then no one has contacted me. Really, Bigsop outsmarted me.

  11. shah says

    they also did frod with me…they take my 12,000 Rs. dnt knw kaise mile ga.

    1. deepak chilmala says

      bro do one thing call on this number +91 9590360475 ,they will compulsary aswer this call ..tell them that u paid so and so amount and aslo tell your order no..they will refund your amount asap …because i got my amount back……

      1. Aashima says

        Hello Deepak,

        Can you please tell email id with which I can search for bigsop. I have around 11K as points with them and got bad quality products and no iPhone.
        How to retrieve the order no as I need to check mail.
        Please suggest.

        Best Regards,
        Aashima

  12. Davidson says

    I too participated in the Draw and lost Rs 599 and really dont know how to get back my money.

  13. S V RAMANA says

    HAVE ALSO PAID 899 on 4.11.2014 RS FOR SAMSANG GALAXY SEND MY MONEY OR SEND MY PRICE 899RS BACK.

  14. Mazhar ali pasha says

    TO Bangalore Crime Branch

    Sir I had get trapped by the dealsnoffer company

    By saying that they are calling from HDFC credit card department they cheated me
    i had all the calls recoded as a proof

    This people are cheating public and looting the public money

    They are running Fake Ecommerce Shopping Portal

    First the called me Saying that they are calling from HDFC credit card department and you have the
    Credit points against this points we are providing you one more discount card and some other gifts
    To get this gifts for the corier purpose we need one transition from
    Your card with zero RS.

    later they debited 11899 rs

    after that they change the topic itself that

    the amount get reversal in the next credit card transition

    like this they cheated me

    as proof I had all the calls recoded

    Please help me

    find there company link (Fake Ecommerce)
    http://dealsnoffer.co.in/index.php?route=common/home

    thanks
    Mazhar
    9742391909

  15. SANDEEP SINGH says

    THIS IS FACE SIDE FOR BIGSOP.COM, PLEASE REFUND THE MONEY RS.3600/-

  16. Shaikh ashafaque says

    hey taken 599+714 = 1313 rs agst order no 92013528 and do not send my order . Pls help me to refund my money from this fraud ecommerce website.

  17. abhay kumaR says

    i was got trraped in that bullsit offer .. and paid an amount of 699 RS twice for apple phone …plz help to get my money back…

  18. HRT Mallikarjun says

    This site is fake site i have done total transaction of three items, as mentioned here iPhone 5s -599, Galaxy Note 3 – 499 & Galaxy s5-899 Total -1997 and it found to be fraud after the 15 days contacted the No. which was available on the web site they told me that the result is not announced you will shortly get the same, I surprised to hear that since i recieved a pop up in portal saying i won the phones but this is real cheating company.

  19. swapna says

    i was given a offer of samsung s5 @ rs 899… i refused to pay on registration . so they call me on my phone nd told that this is absolutely true …. … so i paid 899… and the website is not working… i want m money back or want samsung mobile

  20. gauri K says

    I have ordered Apple Iphone 5 with order no 91885801. on 17th October 2014 for Rs.599.But I am not getting that product.Also no reply from bigsop.
    Is this fake website? Can any one reply me back, when i will get my order? or shall I complaint for bigsop.

    1. Ravinder Singh says

      sir my name is Ravinder Singh last November 13th ,i seen there is a offer for iPhone for 599 order No.92048354 & combo offer for Rs.9999/- dt.14.11.2014 order no.92051526, but 2 month over i have not received the product and the my MONEY back also. please do the needful and return my MONEY. I have swipe my card of Rs 10598 on 13 & 14 Nov. 2014.

  21. VISHAL PAWAR says

    i am the victim of bigsop i am paid 599 fo i phone can anyone please return my money my mobile no is 8308826076

  22. SANDEEP says

    Yes have been fooled as well against order no 91857396 kly help.

  23. Roshni Shaikh says

    sir my name is Roshni last October 11th ,i seen there is a offer for iPhone for 599,but 2 month over i have not received the product and the my money back also. please do the needful and return my money.
    I have swipe my card of Rs1798 on 11 October 2014 PM time 19.39for 2 iPhone.
    Order no:91846198

  24. venumadhav says

    i have paid 599 rs towards iphone contest. i got to know the bigsop.com is fage portal. how i have to get back my money. plz give me solution

  25. saurav says

    i am the victim of bigsop i am paid 599 fo i phone can anyone please return my money my mobile no is 9892876676

  26. durai says

    sir my name is durai last nov 8th ,i seen there is a offer for samsung s5 for 1200 ,but one month over i have not received the product and the my money back allso pls do something and return my money, my mobile no was 09964522209

  27. Manjula says

    I have paid Rs.499 to Bigsop for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on 3.11.14.
    I request Bangalore Police to recover my money and send to my bank account directly.
    My Mobile number: 9840718409

    Thanking you
    Manjula

  28. Manjula says

    Mobile number: 9840718409
    I have paid Rs.499 for Samsung Galaxy Nore 3 on 3.11.14 through internet banling.
    Now I understant thet the Bigsop company is raided and under custody of Bangalore police.
    I requet Banglore Police to recover my money and send to my bank account directly.

    Thanling you
    Manjula

  29. deepak chilmala says

    bigsop cheated me worth of 10498 rupees ..making a commitment of sending Samsung galaxy s4 ..but till now I haven’t got any iphone and when go to the website it shows the site is under maintenance…banglore police pls investigate and refund my money 10498……

  30. Mohammad Samim says

    I lost my 799 rupees on bigsop.com .
    They converted my money into their points and also tempted for buying a samsung phone during a call.
    If you want to purchase online, don’t go to the sites which isn’t well known and trusted.

  31. manas says

    when I open the page mozila firefox , there was an offer comes that u r the winner of I-phone 5 to claim please log in with the payment of 599 when I was paid that money after that there was call to me from BIGSOP cou. care & force me bye the product worth 14999 . when I contact bigsop coustmer care there was no respond. what can I do?

  32. NAZIRUL ISLAM MONDAL says

    Bigsop also froding with me 1 Iphone @ Rs. 799 so I buy 10 Iphone 799X10= 7990. Now they did not refund so I buy 3 pair of shoes and some sweet they also take delivery charges 1000/- and give a track number 91994703, 91994795 but now Its show invalid track id and website show under maintaine.

  33. pradeep saxena says

    big sops have taken from me 599+9999. with a committment to give i phone and also 10000 points equivalent to 10000/ Rs. in my credit to shop anytime. but iphone is not received and also this webportal is closed.
    DCP CRIME BRANCH BANGALORE, pl take cognigance of my complaint and get me refund of 10500/-
    pradeep saxena

  34. Amit Kumar says

    sir recently i was also booked in big sop offers i am also paid 899/- for the purpose of Samsung S5 offered me. that way i am paid through netbanking account .but i was not offering me and return my money also i was call big sop call center he was told ur money was 100% return but not now? and after 15 day again i was calling customer care he was told ur money was converted points in 899 each point is equal to 1/- i am also log in web site one id and pass word is given ur points was credited ur account told but now they can’t be open that site http://www.bigsop.com . There were 899 points. I have placed a order of Rs.2048 and paid Rs.1094 through net banking. But till date i have not recd. any item or money. Today I saw on net it was a fake company and arrested by Police. Please arrange to my money back from this compnay. Thanks.

  35. sanjay says

    I have also ordered for an iphone with 599 but nothing get.they call me for other discount but then i am not agree with him . So pls tell me how can i refund my balance of 599 rs.

  36. kalpana says

    they taken 599+714 = 1313 rs agst order no 92034537 and do not send my order . Pls help me to refund my money from this fraud ecommerce website.

    1. kalpana says

      I am relay thankful to crime bramch bangalore as i got message yesterday that my 714 rs being reveresd to my credit card which i paid to bigsop through credit crda abut still not visble in my credit crad statement i think it will be shovisible today and i paid 599 also for my phone on 6.10.2014 through ICICI debit card with ref no [BIL/000657762244/my phone/173549754_WWWBI] , pls hlep to get that balance 599 rs also.

      I hope this ips officer will be helpful for all of us , our india should be having these kind of officers so our coutry will be on number one in the world. i really thankful to this person.

      1. deepak chilmala says

        but y i didnt got any message from police or this website ..pls help me

  37. Bigsop says

    Dear Valued Customer,
    It is with great concern that we address an incident you experienced with our customer service department. After hearing of this issue, we would like to make an apology on behalf of our company. We are taking all the necessary steps to make sure that this type of problem does not happen again.
    It is our policy to refund or return any products that you are not completely satisfied with our Offer. We regret that this was not made clear to you when you called our customer service department.
    Our team is taking the best foot forward on resolving the issue and we shall post you on the development in some time. We appreciate your patience, please bear with us for some more time.
    We look forward to continuing serving your business and hope that you will continue ordering products from us. If there is anything else that we can do to reduce your inconvenience, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]
    We Request Kindly Don’t Reply on the same mail, Request to compose a new
    Mail as Given Format:-
    Order Number:-
    Mobile Number:-
    Registered Email Id:-
    Our company values all of our customers and any feedback that is provided. Please feel free to contact me at [24X7] 080-30752463 to discuss any concerns that you may have in the future. We look forward to continuing our relationship with you and hope that we can serve you once again.
    Yours Sincerely,
    Bigsop

    1. Gaurav Mittal says

      Nobody is attending bigsop no. 08030752463 & neither i have received any communication for refund of money.

      please refund my money without any delay.

      Gaurav

    2. deepak chilmala says

      refund my money without any deal ..i dont want your offer ..i have paid 10498 rupees …do u guys think its joke ….ill drag you to court

  38. Narendra Kumar Pankaj says

    They could’ve done better. A wrong marketing idea and bad advertising have took them down.

  39. aravindh says

    Sir,
    iam pay the 499/- on online now the bigsop.com not worked and phone numbers also not warked iam win in lucky contest
    please give my money back or phone

  40. Himanshu yadav says

    i was given a offer of samsung s5 @ rs 899… i refused to pay on registration . so they call me on my phone nd told that this is absolutely true …. … so i paid 899… and the website is not working… i want m money back or want samsung mobile

  41. Gaurav Mittal says

    Dear Sir,

    This is with reference to my credit card no. 5241-8263-9916-9909 in the name of Gaurav Mittal & I am a victim of fraud e offer.

    Case: I have bid a offer for Samsung galaxy S4 for Rs. 799.00 on dated 12th Nov 2014 vide order no. 92044155 at bigsop.com.

    Now I have come to know that the raid has been took place in the office of bigsop due to fake e commerce transactions & the owner has been arrested.

    Kindly advise me how I can get my money refund.

    Details of your order placed on Bigsop.com
    Wednesday, 12 November, 2014 5:29 PM
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    “Bigsop.com”
    To:
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    Shop With Trust

    Dear Gaurav,
    Thank you for shopping with Bigsop. Your order no. is 92044155 and payment option selected by you is Credit Card (Visa/Master). Your order details are provided below:
    S.No. Product Description Order Value
    1 Samsung Galaxy S4
    Rs. 799
    Sub Total : Rs. 799

    We at Bigsop are constantly trying to provide you the best shopping experience. We hope you have enjoyed shopping with us. In case of any suggestions or queries, please feel free to contact us at anytime.
    1. For suggestions and queries related to your orders from all categories contact our helpline numbers: 08065695335
    Please Click Here To See The Bigsop Deals Winner List
    Thank you for shopping with Bigsop
    Sincerely,

    Bigsop Customer Care

    THIS IS A SYSTEM GENERATED MAIL. REPLIES TO THIS MAIL ID WILL NOT BE RESPONDED.

  42. arn says

    i also lost 599rs is there any solution to get back my money

  43. akash says

    i was given a offer of samsung s5 @ rs 899…
    i refused to pay on registration . so they call me on my phone nd told that this is absolutely true ….
    they said u will get a gift of watch and you will have to pay on delivery of the gift…
    so i paid 899…
    and the website is not working…
    i want m money back or want samsung mobile

    1. TUSHAR says

      I HAVE ALSO PAID 499RS FOR SAMSANG GALAXY N9000 WITH SANSUNG GEAR WATCH.SEND MY MONEY OR SEND MY PRICE 499RS BACK.

  44. Vijayendra says

    Live by one simple rule in your life: if it’s too good to be true, it probably isn’t.

    This mantra has saved me many a heart aches.

  45. m durga prasada rao says

    sir recently i was also booked in big sop offers i am also paid 1199/- for the purpose of Samsung S5 offered me. that way i am paid through credit card.but i was not offering me and return my money also i was call big sop call center he was told ur money was 100% return but not now? and after 15 day again i was calling customer care he was told ur money was converted points in 1199 each point is equal to 1/- i am also log in web site one id and pass word is given ur points was credited ur account told but now they can’t be open that site http://www.bigsop.com but can’t be open our site was under maintenance this comment was there so friends don’t purchase in big sop products there was fraud company.

    1. Praveen kumar says

      sir recently i was also booked in big sop offers i am also paid 599/- for the purpose of Apple IPhone offered me. that way i am paid through credit card.but i was not offering me and return my money also i was call big sop call center he was told ur money was 100% return but not now? and after 15 day again i was calling customer care he was told ur money was converted points in 1199 each point is equal to 1/- i am also log in web site one id and pass word is given ur points was credited ur account told but now they can’t be open that site http://www.bigsop.com but can’t be open our site was under maintenance this comment was there so friends don’t purchase in big sop products there was fraud company.

  46. Harsh says

    I have not purchased anything on flipkart on their “big billion day”, but I want to share one bad experience with that. It is very long. I want to purchase one item, I have searched it on many websites. On flipkart, it was rs ?699, on amazon – snapdeal and other websites , it was between rs700-rs800. But, very surprisingly on ebay is was rs199. I thought either due to Diwali offers or stock clearance , price is such low. I also checked there is no additional shipping charges, or cash on delivery charges. And I have placed order at 2PM. Shipper location is only 125 km away from my city. In evening at 6PM, I got message(SMS) from flipkart, that your order was placed and one link was given. When I checked that link, It was placed with my name, same item, same address & same phone no, but with cash on delivery rs699. At 8 PM, I got email from ebay, that your product is shipped, courier name is ekart logistics and tracking no. #######. (Tracking no. was very fancy no. like, 1234512345 ) I was not able to track package, so next day I called ebay customer care and also told them this flipkart message. He confirmed that it is fully prepaid order and you don’t have to pay anything on delivery, he also given me seller’s contact no. When I tried to contact seller, his no. is switched off. Meanwhile, I send mail to flipkart and told them I have not placed order on flipkart, so cancel that order. I waited for next 2 days. In that duration, in that item , seller have changed information in that item that on shipping , you have to pay ?810. When I called ebay customer care, they told you have to pay ?810 on delivery. After that I called seller, this time he answered my call. When I asked him , I have placed order on that day, I got shipping details, but till it was not delivered, why it is taking too much time for only 125 km, (I did not give my name , product name initially). He told that they have warehouses at many locations, so sometimes it is taking time. When I told i got courier no. and tracking details, but not able to track. He has no answer for that. When I told that I know you have forwarded that order on flipkart, he told that still its price is low that local market rate. That package is about to come, I got flipkart’s SMS that your order is cancelled(due to my mail to flipkart), if courier man come , you can reject it. But, it was returned from their center(just 4 km away from my home). As per ebay website, this seller is new(regd. on 1 Oct 14), and as per their reviews, all customers have given same feedback,”They should clearly mention cash on delivery charges”. So, I was not only one. As seller unable to send item in given timeframe, ebay has started refund process. Might be, these type of “re”sellers have increased flipkart sale , and make “big billion” day for flipkart.

    1. adinarauyanareddy says

      i also lost 599rs is there any solution to get back my money.

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