In yet another incident of cyber crime, posing as a representative of Max Life Insurance Company Limited, a cyber crook defrauded a 60- year-old policy holder from Ajni area to the tune of Rs 2.40 lakh.
A resident of Plot No 313, Prabha Smriti Apartment, Vishwakarma Nagar, Vinayak Daulatrao Purkam received calls from cell numbers 9821313581 and 9910713965 between July 6, 2022 and July 12, 2022.
Identifying himself as Rajesh Gupta from Max Life Insurance Company Limited, the caller told him that six health insurance premiums were to be paid by him before maturity of his two policies. He also told that the company had given him an offer of disbursing the maturity amount and bonus within three months if he deposits Rs 2.40 lakh in the account. Presuming the caller to be the company’s representative, Purkam deposited Rs 2.40 lakh in the caller’s account.
As Purkam did not get the maturity even after three months, he contacted two cell numbers of the caller but the phones were switched off. Realising that he was duped by fraudsters, he approached the police.
On the basis of the victim’s complaint, Ajni Police registered a case under Sections 420, 419, 34 of the
Indian Penal Code, read with Section 66(c), 66(d) of the Information Technology Act, and started investigation.