Many stories have emerged on social media showing how people are using e-commerce and how it has revolutionized their lives. One case is that of a woman who got noticed for a strange purchase she made through a mysterious Amazon trick and ended up receiving a thousand boxes of condoms at her home.
E-commerce has continued to grow since Covid-19 and has become a recurring activity in the lives of many consumers. In this sense, Mexico is becoming an important market for electronic commerce due to its large population.
According to data from the Mexican Online Sales Association (AMVO), Mexico was the country with the highest growth in online retail sales in the world in 2021, with 27 percent, the same as India and ahead of Brazil with 26.8 percent.
A study by Sponsorpulse found that around 85 percent of consumers worldwide shopped online in 2020. Likewise, it has been estimated that global electronic commerce sales will exceed five billion euros in 2022 and seven billion euros in 2025.
He receives a thousand boxes of condoms in his house
A Canadian woman’s case went viral and she was horrified after Amazon left a package containing a thousand boxes of condoms at her door and charged her almost $700 for the huge box of contraceptives.
“We really can’t understand what happened and why we received the package at our home,” Chapleau resident Joelle Angleheart said of the package.
According to the woman’s statement in American media, she did not understand who bought it, since she was busy caring for her sick husband in the hospital at the time, she realized that something was wrong when she received a message from Amazon Shipment was on the way.
The woman says she believes the message was sent as part of a phishing scam because no one in the Angleheart family had made such a purchase, so the notification was ignored.
But when he realized his credit card had been charged, it was clear it wasn’t a scam.
And to make matters worse, Angleheart initially couldn’t get his money back after Amazon claimed that condoms couldn’t be returned because they were “personal items.”
She reported that she was embarrassed and frustrated because she was charged “a lot of money” for something she never asked for.
The woman said she had been trying to get a refund from the online giant for four months and recently received her money back along with an apology.
“Amazon has secured the customer’s account and has refunded their money,” a company spokesman said, adding that it would continue to investigate the situation and hold the perpetrators responsible for the hack.
“It’s a huge relief to finally get the money back,” said the recipient, who was reportedly told she could keep the box.
These types of tricks are becoming more and more popular worldwide, which is why Claudiu Popa, CEO of Datarisk Canada, warned to be aware of such scams as this type of fraud is definitely on the rise.