Indore: Crime branch registered a case against unidentified persons on Tuesday for duping an oil trader of Rs 58 lakh in the guise of helping him collect his insurance claim. The accused posed as various officials from GBIC and managed to receive money in their different bank accounts in the name of processing fees, NOC etc. The accused could not be identified till the filing of the report.
Additional Superintendent of Police (crime) Rajesh Dadotiya said that the oil trader lodged a complaint that the accused contacted the trader over phone and informed that they are calling from Governing Body of Insurance Council (GBIC). They told the trader that all his insurance policies were matured and he could claim the insured amount and the bonus. The conmen told the trader that he has to deposit an amount for processing fees and NOC after which the trader deposited money in 11 bank accounts provided by the accused.
Dandotiya said that the accused posing as agents, company manager and clearing officers talked to the victim and duped him of Rs 58.50 lakh. The trader has deposited the money in the bank account of the accused without taking information about his policies and their maturity dates. The accused had misled the victim saying that they are calling from GBIC and told the trader that he didn’t claim for the amount so the case was transferred to them.
The conmen were demanding another Rs 5 lakh from the trader when his son got to know about the incident and the trade lodged a complaint with the crime branch.