GURUGRAM: A 26-year-old man has been charged with selling fake car insurance policies in the name of Policybazzar Insurance in the Neb Sarai area of Delhi, police said on Wednesday.
Accused Rahul Kumar was arrested by the team of Gurugram Police Cyber Crime Police Station on Monday. Rahul Kumar had been on the loose since June 2021, when he and a companion defrauded a Gurugram man out of Rs 51,218 under the guise of renewing his car insurance. In the cybercrime police station of Gurugram (east), a case was registered in this regard.
In 2021, Shashinath Pathak aka Abhishek Pal, Rajeshwari Singh and Nihal Singh were arrested by Gurugram Police.
“Rahul Kumar admitted to police that he also operated fake contact centers in Delhi during 2020s and 2021s. He also employed people for crime at Rs 8,000 to Rs 10,000 per month. two years, the accused gang defrauded 448 people out of over Rs 42,95,000 by dividing into groups of two each,” said CPA (crime) Preet Pal Sangwan. The defendant’s fake insurance cover was also seized by the police.
“The defendant admitted to the police that he and his other conspirators previously worked for an insurance company. Together, the criminals devised a scheme to trick people into buying bogus car insurance policies. To this end, they collected information about individuals from numerous websites, created fake bank accounts and cell phone numbers, and started calling individuals from those numbers to convince them to buy fake car insurance. We checked this with representatives from the insurance company before capturing the suspect,” Sangwan said.
“By posing as a representative or agent of ‘Policy Bazaar’, they would defraud the insured by offering a 25% discount on the policy premium and transferring the money to his bank account. The accused allegedly used the “ilovepdf” website for “While in custody, the defendant will be picked up after thorough questioning about other co-defendants,” Sangwan said.
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