BFIU asks banks to give data of transactions of 11 online shops

The Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit has started collecting bank transaction details of 11 more e-commerce firms, including one of the leading online marketplaces Daraz.

A letter issued by the BFIU in this regard this week has asked all the scheduled banks to submit bank transaction detail of 10 other entities.

In the letter, the BFIU also specified the name of as an associate entity of Daraz.

The entities are Amassbd, Infinity Marketing Limited, Annex Worldwide, Walmartbd20, Bright Hash, PriyoShop, Akas Nil,, Bari Dokan and Tiktiki.

The letter also named individuals or entities associated with the e-commerce platforms.

The initiative of the BFIU came after the statement of commerce ministry additional secretary AHM Shafiquzzaman, also the head of 15-member Cabinet committee on e-commerce, on blacklisting 49 e-commerce platforms by the intelligence agencies.

Whether the 11 websites, for which the BFIU sought data from the banks this week, were in the list of 49 websites or not could not be known immediately.

The government and the intelligence agencies have been investigating the malpractices of e-commerce platforms as many of them have repeatedly failed to return back their customers’ money after failure to deliver products.

An official of the scheduled bank told New Age on Tuesday that the bank received the letter on the day. The letter asked the bank to submit bank transaction-related information of the e-commerce platforms in three days, the official said.

Earlier, the BFIU collected bank transaction data of Anonderbazar, Adyan Mart, Nirapodbd, Allshoper, Tholay, Alesha Mart, Sirajganj Shop, Aladiner Cherag and BoomBoom, among others.

Besides, banks accounts of, SPC World, Rapid Cash, among others, were frozen by the intelligence unit among allegation of irregularities in product delivery.

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