Telecom Sector

Amazon uupplied fake micromax mobile, fined by Chandigarh consumer forum

June 03, 2018 09:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh District Consumer Forum has fined Rs. 25000 to e-commerce site for supplying a fake micromax smart phone to a consumer in Chaindigarh.

The forum gave its order on a complaint by Prakirti Thakur a student of Panjab University who purchased a micromax covas fire 4 from amazon found that mobile was not working. She approached the loal dealer of company who told her that mobile is fake as it has one digit less in its IMEI number.

The consumer forum held responsible for the supply of fake mobile even as it has taken the plea that third party seller is responsible for the sale fo product. The forum rejected the plea and acquited the manufacturer and supplier.

There are reports in the media that 50 percent of the products sold on amazon are fake.

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