[Resolved] India Today / Bagittoday — Jal & Paryavaran Sanrakshan Samithi's irreegularities
I was informed on 17th March 2011 by Bagit India Today that my name had featured in a lucky draw and requested me to deposit INR 25, 000 into the State Bank of India A/c No.[protected]of JAL & PARYAVARAN SANRAKSHAN SAMITHI. I had deposited cash into the aforementioned bank account on 21st March 2011. I was promised that I would be forwarded a certificate under IT Section 80G for donationswhich can be claimed as deduction in my Income Tax Returns for the Financial Year 2010-11. Besides this, they also promised me that I would get a Sony Viao Laptop / Sony 50" TV, as mentioned in their e mail. I tried reaching them on[protected] but in vain. I approached SBI branch in Hyderabad and found out that the bank a/c belongs to Jal & Paryavaran Sanrakshan Samithi and someone who has the access of bank a/c is withdrawing the amounts soon after the credits in the account and leaving a minimum balance of INR 5, 000, meaning that there were many people got duped by the tricksters. I had complained about this to the Managing Director of Jal & Paryavaran Sanrakshan Samithi, Harora Road, Simbho Aligarh, Ghaziabad 201009, thru registered post. I received a threatening call from the Secretary (0091 [protected])of MD asking me as to why did I write a letter complaining about the irregularities in their organization. After this they have stopped taking my calls. I would like to bring this to the notice of the organization and get the culprits punished and make arrangements to return the amounts to the honest depositors like me. Thank you ! Sincerely A.Venkataramana Mob# [protected]
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Jan 08, 2016India Today / BagItToday Customer Care's response Dear Customer, This is with reference to your complain received on -https://www.consumercomplaints.in. We would like to inform you that it has come to our attention that certain individuals with an intention to cheat the general public are using our Brand Name/ Trade Marks “India Today Group”, "India Today Book Club" and “Bag It Today”. These fraudsters are requesting donations from people for fictitious charitable activities and in return are falsely promising various gifts like Laptops, LCDs & Mobile phones etc. Please note that India Today Group/ Bag It Today do not solicit any amount towards charity and we do not promise any free gifts in return. Please note that we at India Today/ Bag It Today do not follow the practice of asking customers to directly deposit cash in some bank account. We accept payment through the following modes only: 1. Credit Card 2. Debit Card 3. Net Banking 4. Cash on Delivery We request you to safeguard yourself from any such fraud and in case you are contacted by any individual/(s) making such proposition of free gifts in return of payment towards charity, please contact us on[protected] or email us at [protected]@bagittoday.com. Wish you a happy and secure shopping! We would also like to inform you that beware about fraud call information already mentioned on our website, kindly find below mentioned link: http://www.bagittoday.com/faces/jsp/fraud.jsp Therefore we suggest to our customers safeguard yourself from any such fraud and do not share your account details. Please feel free to get in touch to revert for further assistance. Assuring you of the best possible services always. Thanks & Regards, Vikas Chauhan Online Support (Bag it today)
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