Got a call from a person posing to be Saurabh Mishra (Army personnel) to rent my house published in 99acres.com. He shared his Aadhaar Card, PAN and Army Canteen card and I sent him the rental agreement to review. Next day he said the advance would be paid Army and his manager Captain Jora Singh would call me to make that happen.
I got multiple calls to guide me setup account for "Army merchant reverse account" and they asked me to transfer Rs1 to 2 accounts and receive the amount credited twice in my account. They told me that transfers are automatic and setup for a daily limit. The whole conversation and the way they tried to guide was suspicious. And when I asked them to come on video call they denied. I googled and found this page. As I was adding this note one of them actually adorned an army dress and came on camera - but the Army dress was "fake" and the face did not match the photo completely. I asked him about Army oath and he fumbled. He kept telling me to follow the process and not doubt much. Details posted below to warn others and make the process and find and punish such fraudsters strong.
Mr Saurabh Mishra, s/o Sabha Shankar Singh of Amiliya Kalan, Allahabad, UP 212303 aged about 23 Yrs, phone: +91 7381714516; Aadhar No: 4923-3825-5460; PAN No: EGRPM9189R
Person posing as Captain Jora Singh: +91 90906 75021
Account details shared with me:
1) Account holder name. Krishna Kumar
Saving Account: 50100514291283
IFSC code. HDFC0001742
2) Account holder name. Shivam Srivastav
Saving Account: 50100514231502
IFSC code. HDFC0001888
This seems like a coordinated cyber crime to dupe simpletons. Using Indian Army's name for such crimes makes the other party more easily believe them. English is very poor but the thugs have learnt a few things about internet banking transactions.