A gang that operated a fake call centre to cheat people through insurance policy frauds has been busted with arrest of two accused who duped Rs 41 lakh from an ex registrar of Jammu University, police said today.
The accused Satish Kumar (24)and Suraj Singh (23) were involved in running the fake call center at Bopura Border in Ghaziabad which was involved in insurance policy related fraud all over India. The duo were arrested from main market Harola in Noida, said Ravindra Yadav, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch).
The gang members including the accused, former employees of a call center, used to make calls to potential targets, mostly retired government officials, and lure them with huge bonus promise on their insurance policies, said the officer.
After establishing contact with the targets they would make them deposit sums in bank accounts provided by them.
They used to introduced themselves as officials of insurance agencies like ‘National Saving Fund Department’ and ‘Integrated Grievance Management System’ and later on as officers of RBI or Income Tax department to pressurise victims to deposit the money demanded by them, said the officer.
The former registrar of Jammu University, Yogendra Gupta, was cheated by the duo into depositing around Rs 41 lakh into various bank accounts over a period of two years.