Buying 2nd Hand Phone? Beware! You Can Be Robbed; Delhi Police Issues 3 Alerts For 2nd Hand Phone Buyers
So far, buying a second-hand smartphone or any gadgets is a common phenomenon now with millions of users buying them on a daily basis.
Though most of the second-hand products are genuine and are sold by actual sellers, some can use the platform to dupe others, especially when it comes to smartphones.
How Did This Happen?
As we all know that many premium devices across the world have a skyrocketing price tag so it is not feasible for many people to buy them.
That’s why the second-hand smartphone market exists and it is thriving so far.
The popular and expensive smartphones like the Apple iPhones, OnePlus devices, the Samsung Note series and other high-end phones are priced above 30-40k and hence not very easy for many customers to buy them.
While most of the buyers sell genuine second-hand products, some online sellers dupe customers. And the crime rate is definitely on the higher side.
Citing the situation, Delhi Police has also raised its voice against this, tweeting and informing potential buyers to consider a few points before buying a second-hand smartphone as per the reports.
What Does Tweet Say?
On March 1, in a tweet, the Delhi Police handle mentioned three things to take care of before buying a second-hand smartphone.
- If someone is in an immense hurry to sell the second-hand smartphone be warned as the phone could be a stolen one and may land you in trouble.
- If the seller is pressurizing you for a cash payment, which means no online record of the transaction, be warned.
- If the seller wants you to pay using a QR code, be warned, because this means that the buyer won’t know to whom it is being paid.
What Other Cautions Need To Be Taken While Buying Second Hand Smartphone?
Apart from the above-mentioned guidelines, Delhi Police has also issued a word of caution regarding the online apps that provide a platform to buy and sell gadgets, smartphones and other things.
It is also worth adding here is that while several users buy second-hand smartphones from apps like OLX, Quickr and more, it is always not the case that the seller is a genuine one.
So in such cases, it is advisable to meet the person, take a look at the product and then buy it, if in the same city.
Additionally, always feel free to talk about the device and get more information before paying online.
Even you can even ask for the original bill of the product to see if it is genuine and not a fake.