Social commerce platform Meesho and its logistics partner Shadowfax have been served a legal notice over the alleged ghost orders scam, where resellers on Meesho send fraudulent orders to people who have never placed them. This alleged ghost orders scam on Meesho was first brought to light by Entrackr last month in an investigative report.
The legal notice has been served by Bengaluru-based intellectual property law firm BananaIP, alleged Meesho of placing orders on its platform on behalf of unsuspecting customers for financial gain.
It has separately also sent notice to Google to take down Meesho’s app from its app store for allowing such fraudulent practices to happen via its app.
The law firm first sent a notice to Shadowfax on August 5 after one of its senior employees fell for the fake orders scam. However, after not receiving any response from the logistics company, it sent a second legal notice on August 9, this time also marking…