I got a call by a lady who gave her name as "Priya Jain - Phone number: [protected]" on the phone from Bag it today on 18th Oct 2014 at about 2:30 PM stating I've won 4.5 lacs award from bag it today & they want to start the process of transferring the said amount to my account by any one selected method, Online transfer or Cheque payment.
But for this process I will need to buy a insurance policy from Bharti Axa
Life Insurance that according to her will be just on paper & this amount will be paid by name of Bharti Axa
just to show the government that is this money is given as a policy money & no tax (which according to her may vary from 30-40% of total amount) will be applicable on the won amount. She confirmed my details & gave me a file number & list of documents which will be forwarded to Bharti Axa
people & I will get a call for the same for verification.
2 days later I got a call from guy who called himself "Sumit Segal Phone number: [protected]" on 20th Oct 2014 at around 12:20PM calling from Bharti Axa
Life Insurance Office from Udaipur, Rajasthan. He also asked me to submit same list docs as said by Priya Jain before as mentioned below:
2. Address Proof.
3. PAN card.
4. Cancelled cheque of the bank in which the winning amount to be credited.
5. Rs 35000 cheque in favour Bharti Axa
Life Insurance co. Ltd.
to below address:
c/o BHARTI-AXA LIFE INSURANCE CO. LTD
1st Floor, Jeevan Jyoti Complex,
City Station Road, Surajpole
As soon as he get these documents, he said i'll get all call from Bharti Axa
head office in Mumbai for further verification & they will send me the policy documents at my address which they will ask during verification. Once the policy is opened, the prize amount will be transferred to my account & once that in done in abt 30-45 days, he will send me withdrawal form on submission of which I'll ge my 35000 back from Bharti Axa
When I told him that I stay in Pune, he said I'll have to courier these documents along with signed cheques to Bharti Axa
office in Udaipur.
When I told him that instead of sending courier to Udaipur, I can submit them at local Bharti Axa
office here in Pune, he started giving excuses such as there are total 27 winners & files are in Udaipur only & all processing will be done from Udaipur. I doubted him when he told me there are all agents sitting in Bharti Axa
offices & if they get the file number they might add some check flags by which he will then have to process actual policy instead of showing it on paper for money transfer.
Also when asking him to send me all such details on mt email, he simply told that he is a salesman & his job is to roam around different cities, he started mentioning some of them, & he does not email access right now. But instead he will send me all these details via SMS & asked me send the docs ASAP as there are Diwali holidays coming up & he wants to start the processing before diwali so i'll get my payment as soon as diwali holidays are over. But I told him that I'll be sending them post diwali on which said is OK & told me call him if I've any doubts or any help is needed for this.
To my surprise, the address given by this guy to send the courier to is indeed the actual address of Bharti Axa
Udaipur branch as given on their website.
I know this is fraud for which you never get paid but still i'm wondering how a account payee cheque drawn in the name of Bharti Axa
Life Insurance can be claimed by the an individual & the courier address to be one of branch of Bharti axa
office? If yes, then is there some insider in a big brand name such as Bharti Axa
along with India today group duping people by making fraudulent calls & asking them to pay the money?
If anybody from Bharti Axa
is reading this, please check into this or people are tempted to believe such calls & cheque demands in name of branded & reputed companies as they have a trust that such big companies would never attempt to dupe people of money in this way.
So all now I can say is "Please beware do not pay any money".
pl replay my complaint status.
i attach here proof of company letter send to me.