Want to book LPG cylinder? Beware! Don't lose your money, never do this; read warning
LPG Cylinder Fraud: What happens is that, if you order LPG connection from this fake website, then you will make online payment and that’s how they will take away your money.
LPG Cylinder fraud: What if you come across a website that you think will help deliver a LPG cylinder at your home ends up robbing you of your money? Yes, you will be shocked! That is because it is a fake look-alike website that you landed up on and not the original one. Interestingly, it is Indian Oil itself that is warning its customers currently, about a fake LPG website.
Notably, what every LPG cylinder subscriber should know is that one of the most flexible ways for applying for an LPG connection or ordering a cylinder is online and that there are two types of LPG cylinders available - subsidized and non-subsidized.
On its website, Indian Oil says, “Be aware of the following fake website which is posing as a legitimate site of Indian Oil Corporation Limited and inviting unsuspecting public at large to apply for LPG distributorship.” According to IOCL, the look and feel of this fake website is similar to theirs. Hence, it is important to remain watchful and not order any LPG related services from that website.
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The name of this fake website is indanelpg.com. Indian Oil says, this one is with an aim to deceive and cause monetary loss.
What happens is that, if you order LPG connection from this fake website, then you will make online payment and that’s how they will take away your money without any actual delivery. Not only this, the fake website can also have access to your identity proofs and also financial credentials! Yes, you can lose your hard earned money too!
Thereby, Indian Oil says, “The members of public are, therefore, advised to visit official website of Indian Oil Corporation Limited for authentic and official information and prevent themselves from being cheated by the unscrupulous elements. http://indanelpg.com (Fake Site).”
At Indian oil, new LPG Connections are now available on demand across the country. In case you do not have an LPG connection from any of the PSU Oil Companies in your household and you have a separate cooking area in your house you can have an Indane domestic connection in your household. For a domestic connection, you can visit nearest Indane distributor serving in your area and register for the connection with a valid proof of identity and residence.
Currently, Indian Oil is the second largest marketer of LPG globally, after SHV Gas of The Netherlands. The state-owned company has a record of delivering Indane to the doorsteps of 11 crore households.Indane is available in compact 5 kg cylinders for rural, hilly and inaccessible areas, 14.2 kg cylinders for domestic use, and 19 kg and 47.5 kg for commercial and industrial use.
For July 2019, one subsidized LPG cylinder in 14.2 kg is priced at Rs 494.35 in Delhi, Rs 497.47 in Kolkata, Rs 492.04 in Mumbai and Rs 482.23 in Chennai. While one non-subsidized cylinder in 14.2 kg cyclinder is available at Rs 637 in Delhi, Rs 662.50 in Kolkata, Rs 608.50 in Mumbai and Rs 652.50 in Chennai.
As for a 19kg LPG cylinder, the price is set at Rs 1130 in Delhi, Rs 1188.50 in Kolkata, Rs 1084 in Mumbai and Rs 1249 in Chennai.