Raipur, Jul 14: In a bizarre case of fraud, unidentified accused duped a man of Rs 36907 on pretext of verifying the newly purchased insurance policy. A complaint in this regard was lodged in Gudhiyari police station on Sunday afternoon after which police have launched an investigation into the complaint.
According to police, complainant Pradeep Kumar Razak of Railway Loco Colony in Gudhiyari had purchased an SBI Life Insurance policy on March 28 last. It was on pretext of verifying this insurance policy, an unidentified person called him over his mobile phone and introduced himself as a senior officer from SBI Life Insurance and asked him share details of the policy documents he had been provided. Not suspecting the caller, Razak passed on all information that was sought from him.
Soon afterwards, the caller asked Razak to share details of his Credit Card saying that it is mandatory to update them with the bank and pay the premiums through it only. Still not suspecting the caller, Razak shared details of his credit card with him and this turned out to be great mistake.
Within minutes of hanging the call, Razak received an OTP number on his mobile phone after which the fraud called him back and took that OTP number saying that it will complete the linking of his Credit Card with his insurance policy. However, minutes after sharing the OTP with the unidentified caller, Razak received a message of payment worth Rs 36907 being made through his Credit Card.
Stunned upon receiving the SMS, Razak approached his bank where he was told about being duped by the caller. Gudhiyari police, in the meantime, have registered an offence under Section 420 IPC against unidentified fraud and is now investigating the matter further.