Man Exposes Scam Done By Zomato Delivery Agent; CEO Deepinder Wants To Get To The Bottom Of It

by Tooba Shaikh
Man Exposes Scam Done By Zomato Delivery Agent; CEO Deepinder Wants To Get To The Bottom Of It

Indians love a good deal and perhaps will go above and beyond to save as much money as they possibly can. This scam revealed by a LinkedIn user is perhaps a symptom of this very nature inherent in Indians. To be fair, who wouldn’t want to save money and get, what could’ve been expensive, at a cheaper rate? The revelation of this scam on Zomato may disappointing but it is definitely not surprising.

Foodie Reveals A Zomato Scam

A LinkedIn user and a self-proclaimed entrepreneur, Vinay Sati, took to LinkedIn and shared a scam running on Zomato by delivery guys. In the LinkedIn post, he described a phone call that he had with a Zomato delivery person. He said that he had ordered from Burger King on Zomato and was awaiting its delivery when the delivery partner called and said that he could get the food delivery, which cost him around ₹800 for ₹200 to ₹300.

The LinkedIn post also mentioned how the scam would’ve worked. The delivery partner would’ve flagged the order as not delivered which would prevent the orderer from paying the original amount. At the time of handover, the orderer can pay less than half of the original price, thus saving a lot of money. Meanwhile, the delivery agent gets to pocket the entire amount instead of a percentage of the delivery.

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Zomato Working On The Issue

The LinkedIn post also tagged the CEO of Zomato, Deepinder Goyal and asked him to take heed of the situation. Surprisingly, the CEO responded by saying that he was aware of the situation and was working to plug the loopholes.

The post got many reactions from other LinkedIn users and many praised the person who posted about this for his honesty. The self-proclaimed entrepreneur said that he could have taken the deal and enjoyed the food for a lot less, however, he didn’t choose that option.

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Have you come across this or any similar scam? What would you have done if you were in Vinay’s place? Let us know in the comments!

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