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Bangladesh Bank freezes bank account of Qcoom’s Foster payments

  • Published at 06:46 pm October 9th, 2021
Bangladesh Bank BB head office HQ
Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Qcoom, much like Evaly and eorange, has recently gotten into hot water over allegations of embezzlement

Bangladesh Bank has frozen all bank accounts of Foster Payments, which is the payment gateway of questionable e-commerce platform Qcoom’s. 

Qcoom, much like Evaly and eorange, has recently gotten into hot water over allegations of embezzlement.

The Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) of Bangladesh Bank sent a letter to all scheduled banks in this regard, according to several media reports quoting BFIU officials. 

The reports also mentioned that the agency took this decision a month ago on September 9. 

On September 22, the new e-commerce platform Qcoom announced temporary closure to its office following Evaly and eorange. 

The owner of the platform Ripon Mia was arrested by police and sent on two-day remand on October 4. He was accused of embezzling Tk250 crore of customers’ funds paid in advance through his e-commerce platform.

Meanwhile, Qcoom’s Head of Sales Md Humayan Kabir, popularly known as RJ Nirob was also arrested on Friday and sent to one-day remand.

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