The Electronic Commerce Union asked the TFR and the Prosecutor General's Office to check Wildberries
The Electronic Commerce Union asked the Prosecutor General's Office and the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation to check the actions of the Wildberries management for possible fraud, said Georgy Volkov, head of the union, chairman of the Moscow Public Monitoring Commission. The dissatisfaction of the union was caused by the decision of Wildberries to block the goods of marketplace sellers in the amount of more than 2 billion rubles.
The corresponding appeal was sent yesterday, May 25, to the Chairman of the TFR Alexander Bastrykin and Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov. The document contains a request to check for the presence in the actions of the Wildberries management of signs of corpus delicti under Art. 159 (fraud), 330 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (arbitrariness).
“In my opinion, the Wildberries company, without a court decision, blocked the funds of suppliers in the amount of about 2.23 billion rubles, and also retains and sells other people's property (goods) in the amount of about 50 billion rubles. in the absence of any legal grounds,” Volkov told TASS.
Wildberries denies information about the blocking of goods from sellers for 50 billion rubles. “The information about the alleged blocking of goods in the amount of 50 billion rubles, which was distributed by the chairman of the Public Monitoring Commission of Moscow, the head of the Electronic Commerce Union, Georgy Volkov, is not true,” the company says.
May 11 reportedthat her security service "discovered illegal ways of promotion" on the site using external services. Allegedly, the sellers of the marketplace used the Telegram bot to set up advertising campaigns on the site, but did not pay for them. The company estimated the damage from the described fraud at 650 million rubles, about 300 sellers used the services, and therefore their accounts on the site were blocked. On May 23, Wildberries reported that with 60% of the suspects, they decided to resume cooperation. About 70 Wildberries sellers came to the main office of the company with the requirement to unblock accounts.