Hi All, I received a call today morning from this mobile no. 08285408556 (Aircel / Delhi), the caller told his name is Rahul from some online consumer cases portal / website. He did no mention the company’s name though. He mentioned my personal details correctly. ( Wonder where from they get these details, must be from the Mobile Telecom operators just like the nuisance Telemarketing calls)
He said in a very threatening manner that there was a case filed against me in Delhi Consumer court and case of cheating under Sec.420 will be registered against me in Delhi High Court. He gave me the mobile no. of another person, by name RK Sharma (08587851531, Vodafone-Delhi) and said that he is Delhi High Cour lawyer, who will be filing this case against me.
The caller(Rahul) told me that i would be receiving a call within 5 mins. However, there was no call.
Funnily enough, am not a resident of Delhi nor am i a businessman, trader with any sort of business or services, to be sold to the general public. Am a salaried pvt. sector employee. So, why will anyone file a consumer complaint against me. I have not sold any household articles or vehicles (2-Wheeler, car) etc. either.
This seems to be some new kind of scam / fraud, calling up people & threatening them that there is criminal case being filed against them. The common man in India is wary & scared on hearing the name of “Courts/Police”.
India is truly the “BPO” hub for the entire world. Even these type of fraudelent scams/rackets are ‘Outsourced’ & operated from Call centers. Wonder if the Mumbai underworld also has a similar modus operandi(as cost-cutting measures). Guess, Ram Gopal Verma should highlight this in his next gangster/underworld movie. 🙂
Back to the actual issue, searching hrough internet i found many such instances reported by oher people also, starting from the last 3-4 years.
In case any of you, have received such calls pls do not panic & fall into the trap of these fraudelent cheats. Most likely, they will mention your personal details like Father’s name, Resiedntial Address etc. correctly. Pls do not argue or get into verbal fight instead speak calmly & try to collect as much information as possible from the caller, Note down the mobile no. from which the call has come.
Pls post the details of the incident, in any of the online webites or portals related to consumer rights forums.
In case, you continue to receive further calls disturbing you. Pls file an online complaint with the Cyber Cell of the Police Dept. in the city of your residence.