Veteran actress Shabana Azmi has said that she was a victim of an online scam and the alcohol delivery platform she had mentioned in her Twitter post was not involved in the fraud. In the post on Thursday, Azmi had said that she never received the prepaid order she had placed with the alcohol delivery platform Living Liquidz. Later in the day, the actor said she has spoken to the owners of the platform and they have no link with the "fraudsters".
“Finally traced the owners of Living Liquidz and it turns out that the people who cheated are fraudsters and have nothing to do with the brand Living Liquidz," Azmi said.
The actor urged Mumbai Police and the Cyber Crime department to take strict actions against those involved in the scam.
"I urge Mumbai Police and the Cyber Crime department to take action to stop these crooks from using names of legitimate businesses and scamming us”.
Moksh S Saini, Director, Living Liqudiz, said they have already reported the issue to the police and cyber cell and have also raised a concern with Google about letting any one use any name without verification.
"It is extremely unfortunate that there are several people out there who are using not just our name but also of other liquor stores and circulating fake numbers to dupe customers into transferring money in exchange for product and we sincerely hope that the authorities can bring these criminals to justice," Saini said in a statement.
Meanwhile, on Thursday Shabana Azmi accused an alcohol delivery platform of allegedly duping her. She claimed that she was conned by Living Liquidz after she placed an order at the platform but didn't receive it. With this, Shabana alerted her followers about the online payment scam on Twitter. "BEWARE I have been cheated by them. #Living Liquidz I paid upfront and when the ordered item didnt turn up they stopped picking up my calls," Azmi wrote, sharing details of her transaction with delivery platform.
(With PTI Inputs)