Three fake LIC agents caught for cheating

Three fake LIC agents caught for cheating

Three youths, including two teenagers, have been arrested for approaching senior citizens posing as LIC agents and cheating them by using ‘magic pen’, police said on Wednesday.

Gaurav Sharma and Kishan Kumar, both aged 19, and Gagan Singh, 23, used to get cheques for very nominal amount for lucrative insurance schemes.

“They used to get the cheques filled with a ‘magic pen’ and later erase the ink to fill a higher amount,” said Ajay Chaudhry, additional commissioner of police (south-east).

The gang was busted after victim Tapas Kumar Dey approached police. He told cops that he was contacted by a caller who represented himself as an LIC agent and informed  him about a new lucrative scheme exclusively for senior citizens.

A processing charge of Rs 200 by cheque was to be paid and the scheme was to be finalised after due negotiation with expert.

In pursuance to telephonic conversation, a person approached Tapas and took Rs 200 in cheque.

However, after a few days, he realised that Rs 90,000 had been debited from his account.

After scrutiny of various records and putting together pieces of information collected from different sources, a police team zeroed-in on Kishan.

His interrogation revealed that the mastermind was Gagan, who ran a call centre in Noida for collecting premium for Reliance Insurance and he had huge database of insurance customers.

“He also provided the ‘magic pen’. Further investigation revealed that Gagan had gone to the house of the complainant to collect the cheque,” Chaudhry added.

The deposited slip of forged cheque, three more cheques which are suspected to be procured by them through fraudulent means, an ATM card of a fictitious account and a fictitious voter ID card of Kishan have been recovered.

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