A man impersonating as HR executive of a multinational BPO duped a woman on the pretext of calling her for a job interview, and fled with her purse containing cash and credit cards. The conman carrying an identity card of IBM also withdrew R20,000 from her account. The incident took place at DLF City on January 28.
Police sources said Richa Chauhan, 28, had applied for a job at a job portal. On January 27, she received a call from one Anurag Singh, who claimed to be a HR representative of IBM.
Chauhan alleged that Singh asked her to appear for an interview at Infinity Tower, DLF City Phase-3 on January 28.
Incidentally, the IBM office is in the same building.
Singh told the victim to reach the MG Road metro station at 11:30am, from where he would escort her to the company.
As planned, Chauhan reached the metro station. After 15 minutes, Singh arrived and showed his IBM card to her.
“He took my phone to make a call saying his outgoing facility had been barred. We hired an auto to IBM office in DLF City Phase-3. On reaching Infinity Tower, Singh asked me to switch off my mobile and place it in my handbag,” Chauhan said.
“Singh then asked me to handover my bag to him so that he could keep it in the locker inside the office,” she alleged.
“After 15 minutes, I called up my husband to cross-check my account. He told me that R20,000 had been withdrawn from my account. I asked him to immediately block all credit cards and ATM,” the victim alleged. Chauhan said the IBM staff feigned ignorance about the interview. The victim then approached the police and checked the CCTV footage at IBM. Though she was able to identify Singh, IBM officials declined that he was their employee. Meanwhile, a case of forgery has been lodged against Anurag Singh at the DLF City Phase-2 police station.
Two booked for fraud
A fraud case was registered against a woman agent of an insurance firm on Saturday. Vivek Ranjan alleged that the agent charged insurance premium of his car more than the actual amount. Govind Sahni, insurance agent of IIfco Tokyo insurance company, allegedly took a cheque of R1,66,502 instead of Rs 1,40,000 from Ranjan. A case has been registered against Preeti Kamboj (senior official) and Sahni (agent).