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How Castler Escrow Could Have Prevented the Pune Fake Parcel Scam

In a recent case, a woman in Pune was cheated out of ₹20.81 lakh in a fake parcel scam. The victim was contacted by a fraudster who claimed to be from a courier company. The fraudster told the victim that a parcel containing valuables had been delivered to her address, but that it was being held at the customs office due to unpaid taxes. The fraudster then convinced the victim to pay the taxes in order to release the parcel.

The victim transferred the money to the fraudster’s account, but no parcel ever arrived. The victim then realized that she had been scammed.

This scam could have been prevented if the victim had used Castler Escrow. Castler Escrow is a platform that holds payments in escrow until both parties in a transaction are satisfied. In this case, the victim would have deposited the money into the escrow account managed by Castler. The funds would then only have been released to the fraudster once the victim had received the parcel and confirmed that it contained the valuables.

As a result, the victim would have been protected from financial loss. Even if the fraudster had sent the victim a fake parcel, the victim would not have been able to release the funds from the escrow account until they had confirmed that the parcel was genuine.

This is just one example of how Castler Escrow can help to prevent fraud. If you are considering making an online payment, we encourage you to use Castler Escrow to protect yourself from financial loss.


The fake parcel scam in Pune is a reminder of the importance of using a secure payment platform when making online transactions. By using Castler Escrow, you can protect yourself from financial loss and ensure that your transactions are safe and secure.