The increase in online shopping due to the covid-19 pandemic also saw a sharp rise in online scams all over the world. Along with a raging pandemic Pakistanis too, must be wary of online scammers ready to hustle them out of their money. Recently, a number of fake e-shopping websites have become rampant particularly in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
Kiran Khan, a beautician, told APP that since she could not manage to go out for shopping during lockdown she ordered a few products for her beauty salon. “When I received them, I was shocked to see the substandard items. I tried to return the products back to them but it was too late as the website had closed.”
Haroon Ali, a student of Matric, said his first online shopping experience was ruined by a fraudulent website. “I ordered a few shirts for my younger brother to gift