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Gurgaon: Man fakes name to get credit card, dupes bank, booked

Accused used credit cards, obtained on false name, to make purchases worth ₹2,30,274 lakh across Delhi/NCR

gurgaon Updated: Oct 16, 2017 22:11 IST
Leena Dhankhar
Leena Dhankhar
Hindustan Times
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A case was filed on Sunday at DLF City Phase 2 police station.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

The police filed a case of fraud after an investigation spanning twenty-one months into a man who duped an international bank to the tune of ₹2.61 lakh.

Gurgaon police’s economic offences wing (EoW) conducted investigations in the matter against the man who allegedly duped American Express bank to the tune of ₹2,61,418 by obtaining a credit card on a fictitious name and using the same for shopping without paying back.

A case in this regard was filed on Sunday at DLF City Phase 2 police station. Hindustan Times has a copy of the FIR.

According to the police, the complaint was filed by Ramesh Chander, advisor, Global Security in the year 2015 and the EoW cell started the investigations on the same. The agency provides investigations, security services, and crisis management to the bank.

“Rajiv Attre a resident of Sector 9, Faridabad applied for a credit card in February 2015 and forged documents, including a salary slip of a Maruti Suzuki, registered in Old Gurgaon Road. He mentioned that he worked there as a general manager. Attre sent an email from the official address and the card was delivered to his residential address after verification,” said inspector Sudeep Kumar, SHO, DLF City Phase 2.

The accused used the credit cards at different outlets across Delhi and NCR and made purchases worth ₹2,30,274 lakh.

“He had applied for American Express Gold credit card. He did not pay the bills and when the bank tried to contact him, both his mobile phone numbers were switched off. The teams then visited the office where they learned that no person by that name was employed there," Kumar said.

The bank teams even tried reaching him at the given residential address of Faridabad, but the address provided was incorrect and the officials returned without any clue.

After the internal investigations by the bank, a complaint was sent to the Gurgaon police after which EoW team investigated and took the call detail records and details from the bank.

The case was registered after the role of the fraudster was established and the case was registered. The teams will now contact the people who were in regular touch with him. They willl also check locations that might lead them to the accused, said police officials.

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Ramesh Chander of Global Security was not available for comments.

In October 2016, three men from Delhi were booked in Gurgaon on charges of fraudulently obtaining credit cards and a cheque book and making purchases worth over ₹57 lakh. The accused had obtained three credit cards and a cheque book by fraudulent means from the American Express bank and made purchases, the police said.

First Published: Oct 16, 2017 22:10 IST