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When Shivam Shrivastava, 30, saw an ad on Facebook for a smart wallet around nine months ago, he was instantly sold. The wallet had features like Wi-Fi hotspot capability and wireless charging, all for a fairly reasonable price of ₹ 1,500. It was being sold by a US-based manufacturer on a little-known e-commerce website, and after some research, Shrivastava, who runs an architecture firm, decided it was genuine. “It seemed like a good deal so I ordered it. When it arrived, I was shocked to find that the package contained an ordinary wallet, which you can buy in a market for around ₹ 100," he said.