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March 2023

5 cyber criminals arrested for using PAN details of 95 celebrities for credit card fraud

Five cyber criminals have been arrested for procuring the PAN Card details of 95 prominent celebrities, including Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan and former captain of the Indian cricket team MS Dhoni, and getting credit cards issued in their names, an official said on Friday. According to officials, the cards were issued from Pune-based fintech startup […]

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Bank of Baroda Held Guilty for Not Disbursing Home Loan after Issuing Sanction Letter; NCDRC Upholds Rs1 Lakh Compensation

Upholding the decision of fora below, the national consumer disputes redressal commission (NCDRC) reiterated that Bank of Baroda (BoB) is deficient in providing the requisite service for a home loan and must pay a compensation of Rs1 lakh to the borrower. In an order last week, the bench of Binoy Kumar (presiding member) and justice

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Claim Rejected but Oriental Insurance Asked To Pay Rs1 Lakh Compensation for Its ‘Dilatory and Harassing Attitude’

While rejecting an insurance claim, the national consumer disputes redressal commission (NCDRC) directed Oriental Insurance Co Ltd to pay Rs1 lakh to compensate the complainant for the insurer’s dilatory and harassing attitude before belatedly repudiating the insurance claim. In this case, the commission upheld that legal heirs of an insured must get the policy transferred

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Fraud Alert: Scammers Using Landlines, IVR To Dupe People; TRAI Remains Aloof

Technology is a double-edged sword; unless the user has good intentions, it can end up in a blood bath—not necessarily in terms of physical harm, but it could decimate one’s finances and cause immense mental trauma. All of us have read innumerable news reports and social media posts about people being duped by scammers or

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Refund Money or Hand Over Possession of Flats to Home-buyers; NCDRC to Puri Constructions and Florentine Estates

National consumer dispute redressal commission (NCDRC) has directed Puri Constructions Pvt Ltd and Florentine Estates of India Ltd to either refund the collected amount or hand over possession of the flats to respective buyers. NCDRC held this decision on the complaints filed by two buyers, Lal Lakhiani and Roma Gupta. In the order, presiding member

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National consumer helpline number 1915 to be integrated with WhatsApp

The government is working towards integrating the national consumer helpline number (1915) with WhatsApp, which would enable consumers across the country to lodge their complaints against any product or service in an easier manner and would also ensure better tracking of their complaints. According to official sources, the Consumer Affairs Department is in the process

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