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The Mumbai Police on Monday busted a gang, operating out of Haryana, that would con customers by telling them their insurance policy had matured and asking for some money to avail the ‘dividend’.
The scam came to light when a Gamdevi-based senior citizen, duped in a similar manner, approached the police.
The complainant received a call from an individual, claiming to be an employee of a life insurance company. The caller told the victim that a dividend had been declared on her life insurance policy. To avail it, she was told she would have to purchase a particular holiday package.
The senior citizen and her husband then made payments of Rs 1.6 and Rs 1.72 lakh in bank account numbers given by the caller, said an officer.
A few days later, the caller told them that they would need to purchase another package. At this point, the duo got suspicious and informed the Gamdevli police about the incident. The police told them the caller was trying to con them and asked them to continue talking to him.
During the course of the conversations, the cops managed to track down the location of the gang in Haryana.
A team led by Shamrao Patil arrested one Sumeet Amarjeet Suhag from there.