Members of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested one of the directors of 24tkt.com, yet another scam operation beneath the veil of e-commerce from the 3Sadarghat area in Old Dhaka, on charge of embezzling money through fraudulence.
Mizanur Rahman Sohel is not the first member of the board of directors of 24tkt.com to be arrested.
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Earlier on October 4, a team of CID arrested another director of 24tkt.com Rakibul Hasan from Chuadanga district.
According to the complaint of a customer, the accused in collusion with them embezzled money through providing false information on their websites and Facebook.
The e-commerce platform www.24tkt.com launched its website in 2019 and so far it has been used to embezzle Tk 50 crore, police sources said.
Besides, a team of cybercrime police of CID arrested an agent of ringID, a social media platform, from Borogram in Kamrangirchar of Dhaka on Sunday.
The arrestee was identified as Redwan Rahman, 22.
After primary interrogation, Redwan said he got involved in the e-commerce platform as a user and embezzled over Tk 1 crore selling the Id of customers.
The platform used the well-worn formula introduced by Evaly to defraud people, by offering products at abnormally large discounts, conceding there may be delays but in cases of cancellation or refunds, plus even gimmicky 'cashback' offers, the money would only be returned as far as the customer's 'e-wallet' on the platform, from where it could only be spent again on tkt24.com, and thus effectively never being returned at all.