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5 held for duping people on pretext of multiplying money

Published : Feb 10, 2017, 9:47 am IST
Updated : Feb 10, 2017, 9:47 am IST

The victims were informed that the organisation would multiply their savings if they invested on insurance policies and other schemes.

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New Delhi: Five persons have been arrested for allegedly luring people with the promise of investing their savings in order to multiply their money in short time, police said on Thursday.

The accused have been identified as Rajat Singh, Preeti, Nishu, Pragya and Alka Mathur, they said.

A retired government school principal Dhram Singh complained in July 2016 that a person made a call to him introducing himself as an Insurance Regulatory Development Authority (IRDA) agent.

He was informed that if he invested his savings on insurance policies and other schemes, their organisation will multiply his savings manifold.

"The complainant transferred money online aggregating approximately Rs 45 lacs in 2-3 instalments in accounts of different banks provided by the agent and his accomplice.

But when he found out that the amount which he sent in the accounts were on fake identities he lodged a complaint," a senior police officer said.

On February 8, the accused, Rajat Singh and Preeti, were nabbed from near Noida Sector 15 metro station and Nishu, Pragya and Alka Mathur were apprehended from Karol Bagh, they said.

On their interrogation they disclosed that young men and women having good fluency in English and Hindi to talk over the phone were recruited to carry out the work in call centers.

"The personal details of clients were taken through insurance agents and Facebook.," police said.

After identifying gullible clients their call were passed on to the seniors who used to give the details of bank account numbers, IFSC code for transfer of money online in given accounts which were on fake identities, they said.

The fraudsters also used to assure that the policy or scheme papers will be sent on their address through couriers.

"The call centre staff was not allowed to move out of the office during working hours or use their personal phones," police said.

Tags: insurance regulatory development authority, insurance fraud