A couple of days back I had one interesting telephone call from some one called Abhirami pretending to be from ICICI Bank. The calls were received on the following occasions:
- Abhirami (91 78718 81507) on 28th April 2012 at 11.30
- Arun (91 98840 00975) on 28th April 2012 at 14:59
The narration of the call is as below. The worst part is that these calls landed as an International Roaming which I am planning to invoice ICICI for reimbursement of the same.
In the afternoon some one called Arun called me asking for ‘XXX’ and he introduced himself calling me to give the details about credit card due payment. We told him that we didn’t call them but some unsolicited call from lady who called regarding some unknown credit card balances. This person was telling about some 20,000 dues and he gave the name as ‘EggsEggsEggs’ but he was spelling out the same Saidapet address.
A few research results:
- I don’t think I ever got a ICICI Credit Card till 2002 and I believe the presence of ICICI till 2001 in Chennai was also not significant.
- Also these numbers are not listed in http://www.icicibank.com/Personal-Banking/pdf/DSMG_agency_list.pdf and hence I think the two duo are just but another set of scammers out of the box.
I would like to share the incident with others here so that people and ICICI can be wary of these scammers before they wreck havoc on more customers. A report has been sent to ICICI Customer Care and Head Service Quality but has not been commented upon or actioned as of this time.
Note: Other than the offender’s names, all other names have been masked for privacy purposes.