Nagpur: A bogus insurance company employee duped a 58-year old Western Coalfield Limited staffer to the tune of Rs 1.83 lakh.
The complainant Ramgopal Suvarnakar (58), resident of WCL Quarters, Civil Lines, received a phone call between 24.8.2016 and 26.8.2016 from a number 9654630419. The caller, named Raju Ratan, introduced himself as an employee of Max Life Insurance Company and sought details of Ramgopal’s policy number and account number. Later the fake insurance employee directed Ramgopal to transfer Rs 1.83 lakh to the account in Bank of Commerce, New Delhi, through NEFT (National Electronics Funds Transfer) as policy premium. Believing to be a genuine transaction, Ramgopal did the same.
However, when he went to the insurance company’s office and enquired about the transaction, the he was told that there is no such offer from the insurance company and that no amount has been deposited in his policy account number. Ramgopal realized soon that he has been fooled and duped. He lodged a complaint with Gittikhadan police in this connection.
PSI Kedare has booked the bogus insurance company employee under Section 420 and probing the matter further.