• Trader loses Rs 7.4 lakh to 'ombudsman' fraud
    Times of India | 22 November 2022
  • KOLKATA: A 46-year-old trader, who was allegedly duped in 2019 in the name of insurance, was cheated again and lost Rs 7.4 lakh recently after he had received calls from an RBI "ombudsman" who won his trust by referring to his all policy details.

    The victim, Biswajit Sarkar, lodged a complaint with the Electronic Complex police station. The caller promised to help him get back the money, which he had lost to the 2019 fraud.

    The accused, who impersonated as an officer of the ombudsman cell, demanded the money as TDS from him. "The victim walked into the trap for second time and paid him the money," said an officer. Cops have started a probe.
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