Press Reporter News Service
Chandigarh, September 14
A Sector 42 resident fell prey to on-line fraud and misplaced Rs two lakh on the pretext of paying instalment of his insurance coverage coverage prematurely.
Sufferer AD Rajput reported that he had bought Reliance Nippon Life Insurance coverage for Rs two lakh in December, final yr, with a time period of 12 years. The following premium for the insurance coverage was purported to be paid in December, 2020.
The sufferer additional began that final month he obtained an electronic mail mentioning that resulting from COVID-19, clients aren’t in a position to pay their premium following which he’s suggested to pay second instalment of Rs two lakh prematurely which shall be refunded to him in every week together with the curiosity.
“I additionally obtained a name from an individual named Puneet Arora who launched himself to be an agent of insurance coverage firm. He additionally requested me to pay second instalment prematurely following which I transferred the cash within the checking account offered by him,” the complainant added.
Afterward August 28, sufferer obtained one other electronic mail, asking him to deposit the third instalment of Rs two lakh following which he’ll get a refund of Rs 8.25 lakh inside 72 hours.
The sufferer obtained suspicious and consulted Insurance coverage Ombudsman, who suggested him to examine with the insurance coverage firm.
The sufferer went to insurance coverage firm’s workplace and located that he has been duped as cash was not credited to his insurance coverage coverage.
The insurance coverage firm additionally clarified that they don’t ship such emails.
The sufferer has submitted his grievance to Chandigarh Police, which is being investigated by Cyber Crime Investigation Cell.