Online fraud - Fake website pretending to be Boat company

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I ordered from following website which is pretending to be boat company (https://musicboat-in.myshopify.com/).

I soon realised that its fraud website as receipt received in my mail mentions name ‘DARSHANKUMAR BHOGILAL PATEL’ instead of boat company. Its is registered as merchant in PayU.

I paid via PhonePe & it’s showing that paid to PayU Payments Private Limited.

I raised complaint in PhonePe, my bank & PayU portal. 1930 is not working.

Is there any way to block this transaction, withhold money in this merchants account & flag the website as fraudulent asap. This will help many other potential victims too.

I know that chances of refund is very less.. I want to just raise complaint & take down the website & payment system.

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kukdookoo wrote:

if they dont send u or send u something else then it is fraud.looks like he is some reseller,authorized or not dont know.

payu can only help if u dont receive item or receive something else.but their customer support is bad.

Clearly fraud website. Look at the prices.

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if they dont send u or send u something else then it is fraud.looks like he is some reseller,authorized or not dont know.

payu can only help if u dont receive item or receive something else.but their customer support is bad.

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kukdookoo wrote:

if they dont send u or send u something else then it is fraud.looks like he is some reseller,authorized or not dont know.

payu can only help if u dont receive item or receive something else.but their customer support is bad.

To me it clearly seems fraudulent.


1. Official website is different 

2. Too good to be true discounts 

3. Name of Darshan.. in receipt from PayU


I was outside & paid without much enquiry on payment link, sent by cousin. Realised the fraud later.

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kukdookoo wrote:

if they dont send u or send u something else then it is fraud.looks like he is some reseller,authorized or not dont know.

payu can only help if u dont receive item or receive something else.but their customer support is bad.

Visit the website once. It's a clear fraud. I wouldn't say that patel is intelligent but the website is nicely designed in shopify and he didn't even bother to buy the custom domain joy. Kudos to him smile 
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prem4998 wrote:
Visit the website once. It's a clear fraud. I wouldn't say that patel is intelligent but the website is nicely designed in shopify and he didn't even bother to buy the custom domain joy. Kudos to him smile 
Yeah.. while paying, I just took one look n website seemed legit.
Indeed fraudster did good work on web design.
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kukdookoo wrote:

if they dont send u or send u something else then it is fraud.looks like he is some reseller,authorized or not dont know.

payu can only help if u dont receive item or receive something else.but their customer support is bad.

Clearly fraud website. Look at the prices.

Deal Subedar Deal Subedar
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Its a fake website, can be easily identify by looking product prices along with offer "buy 2 get 1 free." Shown as limited period offer but am sure that even after 2 months you will see same offer or even better offer.

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prem4998 wrote:
Visit the website once. It's a clear fraud. I wouldn't say that patel is intelligent but the website is nicely designed in shopify and he didn't even bother to buy the custom domain joy. Kudos to him smile 
I know i checked it. But he is a reseller then its his choice of using any shitty medium, even if he is not a reseller then until and unless fraud happens we cannot blame him.
Most likley this will turn out to be a fraud in the end.
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7H4NO5 wrote:

Clearly fraud website. Look at the prices.

I know.i am not taking anyones side but op cannot go to payu as of now and say that its fraud based on the website.
Btw thanos was right
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Snapz wrote:

To me it clearly seems fraudulent.


1. Official website is different 

2. Too good to be true discounts 

3. Name of Darshan.. in receipt from PayU


I was outside & paid without much enquiry on payment link, sent by cousin. Realised the fraud later.

1. Explained in posts above
2. Then why did u order
3. Yes i checked 22g
But you cannot raise a chargeback on the basis of these points. Wait a little.save screenshots of the site also .it might get taken down at the time of chargeback by the guy himself
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Phone And Payu Will not Help as they will say they are only payment aggregator.

Site is Completed Fake So Forget about Refund.

In case of only Chargeback it's possible to ref

Deal Subedar Deal Subedar
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boggles my mind on how dumb people can be, how did you even think thats an official website with that shitty domain, damn.

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The website looks clearly fake. Also the price of listed items clearly creates a thought that it's bogus. I wouldn't buy it even if the price was matching. The webpage itself looks so different and unpolished
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sauravDD wrote:

Phone And Payu Will not Help as they will say they are only payment aggregator.

Site is Completed Fake So Forget about Refund.

In case of only Chargeback it's possible to ref

Yeah.. I know chance of refund is very low. Also.. it was 299 only.
Just wanted to raise complain so that other people don’t fall in trap.
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@kukdookoo

Bro.. lets leave technicalities.

We all know that its a fraud website. Better is to raise complaint now, than wait for the inevitable & let others suffer.

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somebodythatusedtobeondd wrote:

boggles my mind on how dumb people can be, how did you even think thats an official website with that shitty domain, damn.

It boggles my mind on how someone can have so limited understanding of people, circumstances & incidents.
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There are many such fake sites which advertise regularly on Fb and Insta.

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Snapz wrote:

@kukdookoo

Bro.. lets leave technicalities.

We all know that its a fraud website. Better is to raise complaint now, than wait for the inevitable & let others suffer.

you are still not understanding my point, you can escalate to payu and they have the right to refund but for that they need proof(sometimes they dont reply even after giving proofs) the proof in your case will be non delivery of item or the fake/empty box that he will send. hope u get my point now.
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kukdookoo wrote:
you are still not understanding my point, you can escalate to payu and they have the right to refund but for that they need proof(sometimes they dont reply even after giving proofs) the proof in your case will be non delivery of item or the fake/empty box that he will send. hope u get my point now.

Ohh.. right, I’m not familiar with how PayU handles such complaints.

So.. we can’t do nothing… this website will keep running & people will be getting cheated.. while I wait for such proof?


1930 is not working & I don’t want to register FIR.

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Looks like you’ll have to take the L here sad

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Snapz wrote:

Ohh.. right, I’m not familiar with how PayU handles such complaints.

So.. we can’t do nothing… this website will keep running & people will be getting cheated.. while I wait for such proof?


1930 is not working & I don’t want to register FIR.

dost calm down ho thoda, i am on ur side. i am a bit stuck otherwise is patel ka kacha chitha dhoond nikalna tha

send a formal mail to payu.tell them no order id received and seller/website is not replying. they will reply u that they are payment aggregator and stuff

wait for few days, when u will not receive item/or maybe get a fake then again send payu mail.tell them that payu will be responsible as they are dealing with this fake profile.if amount is less than 1k they should refund. if above and if they dont refund then we will proceed accordingly

no police station will register a fir for this because it takes lots of paperwork for them.lets say u are able to register one, pressure or chai paani, then they will forward it to cyber cell. what do u think will happen then?

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Try complaining against payu in pgportal website and inform Payu
Deal Subedar Deal Subedar
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Can you please share the lead source for the website. They used to run AdSense and Facebook/Instagram ads earlier; I just wanted to check their development. 

For your situation:

  1. You'll not make a strong case against them under a fake website. The boat's trademark is nowhere mentioned/altered on the site. They have listed boat products, which any resellers can. Unless you can generate a written note from the boat saying, "site is not affiliated with them," you don't have such a case on your hand.
  2. You'll soon receive a genuine tracking number from meesho. He'll ship a product to your address, and the meesho delivery agent will confirm the delivery if you receive the parcel. 
  3. If you're lucky, they might accept your return request and issue a refund. But that's the most unlikely case.

If you can message them from any mail mentioned or message us with police complaint threats, then you might get your money back as I have seen their dashboard, and it's lacs per month. Even if they issue refunds to 20% of their orders, they still have a big pocket. Unfortunately, this whole hub operates from my city and is somehow related to my community. 

They're primary school or college dropouts who sells imported Chinese items listed on Amazon and Flipkart and run this Shopify as a side. Their most baits are from Uttar Pradesh, Bengal, and Kolkata, and the typical middle class ignores to make a police complaint.

I would highly recommend you to file a police complaint for the sake of other people whose order amount would be a significant part of their earnings, will help you at my best whenever I can.

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kukdookoo wrote:

dost calm down ho thoda, i am on ur side. i am a bit stuck otherwise is patel ka kacha chitha dhoond nikalna tha

send a formal mail to payu.tell them no order id received and seller/website is not replying. they will reply u that they are payment aggregator and stuff

wait for few days, when u will not receive item/or maybe get a fake then again send payu mail.tell them that payu will be responsible as they are dealing with this fake profile.if amount is less than 1k they should refund. if above and if they dont refund then we will proceed accordingly

no police station will register a fir for this because it takes lots of paperwork for them.lets say u are able to register one, pressure or chai paani, then they will forward it to cyber cell. what do u think will happen then?

Sorry bro.. I’m just frustrated on the whole scene n process.
I understand what you are trying to say. Will follow up with PayU.
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TempAcc wrote:

Can you please share the lead source for the website. They used to run AdSense and Facebook/Instagram ads earlier; I just wanted to check their development. 

For your situation:

  1. You'll not make a strong case against them under a fake website. The boat's trademark is nowhere mentioned/altered on the site. They have listed boat products, which any resellers can. Unless you can generate a written note from the boat saying, "site is not affiliated with them," you don't have such a case on your hand.
  2. You'll soon receive a genuine tracking number from meesho. He'll ship a product to your address, and the meesho delivery agent will confirm the delivery if you receive the parcel. 
  3. If you're lucky, they might accept your return request and issue a refund. But that's the most unlikely case.

If you can message them from any mail mentioned or message us with police complaint threats, then you might get your money back as I have seen their dashboard, and it's lacs per month. Even if they issue refunds to 20% of their orders, they still have a big pocket. Unfortunately, this whole hub operates from my city and is somehow related to my community. 

They're primary school or college dropouts who sells imported Chinese items listed on Amazon and Flipkart and run this Shopify as a side. Their most baits are from Uttar Pradesh, Bengal, and Kolkata, and the typical middle class ignores to make a police complaint.

I would highly recommend you to file a police complaint for the sake of other people whose order amount would be a significant part of their earnings, will help you at my best whenever I can.

Thanks for the detailed info bro.

I’ll ask my cousin to forward the link from Instagram.. where he got this website.
I’m a bit confused here.. will I get any parcel? I thought they would just vanish with the money n won’t send anything.
And where can I file the police complaint? I don’t want to go offline. 1930 is not working. Cybercrime reporting portal is just returning to home page after I fill out all the details.
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You think a popular brand will sell through Shopify??
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prem4998 wrote:
Visit the website once. It's a clear fraud. I wouldn't say that patel is intelligent but the website is nicely designed in shopify and he didn't even bother to buy the custom domain joy. Kudos to him smile 
Fishing and luring into extraordinary discounted price. so that people brain stop working while buying
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alekhyadas wrote:
You think a popular brand will sell through Shopify??
Didn’t check url at the time of payment 😕
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MadHatter wrote:

There are many such fake sites which advertise regularly on Fb and Insta.

Ample of adv on YouTube as well
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