Thane: Conman scams senior citizen out of Rs 4.6 lakh under guise of renewing insurance policy

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Thane: Another fraud incident was reported in Thane of Maharashtra, where an elderly person from Naupada fell prey to the cyber crook and lost Rs 4.6 lakh. According to the report, the scammer tricked him on the pretext of renewing his insurance policy.

Meanwhile, after being tricked thousands of times, the victim approached the cops to file a complaint about it. Recounting the whole ordeal, the elder went on to say that for some reasons he was unable to renew his insurance policy. It was July last year when the scammer contacted the victim and claimed to be from the Delhi Insurance Recovery Bureau. He even asked questions related to the insurance policy he took out in 2012.

The scammer later promised the elder that he would help him renew the insurance policy in return for a sum of money which he accepted as he was unaware of his bad intentions, according to the published report. in the India time.

Later, the accused provided some account numbers and asked him to transfer the money for the policy renewal. Commenting further on the matter, police said the senior citizen paid Rs 4.6 lakh to the fraudster in installments.

Also, when he realized he had been duped, he filed a complaint with the cops investigating the matter. In the meantime, no arrests have been made to date in this regard.

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