LIC Policy Fake Calls Alert: Beware of spurious calls! See the Dos and Don’ts

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Jul 10, 2020, 01:42 PM IST

LIC Policy Fake Calls Alert: India’s largest insurance company – Life Insurance Corporation of India  (LIC) has warned its customers about misleading telephone calls from people posing as LIC officials, agents, IRDAI Officials, Officials from ECI (Office of the Executive Council of Insurers) etc. Pic Credit: PTI

 

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Such fake calls are being made to the customers in the guise of LIC officials or regulators to cheat them. These calls are often made to people in order to lure them into making payments for fraud schemes with promises of amazing benefits.  Pic Credit: PTI

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LIC says that it does not share bonus information with the policyholders through phone calls. It also never encourages policyholders to discontinue their existing policy/policies.  Pic Credit: PTI 

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See these important Dos to avoid being caught in the trap:

1. Always verify the correctness of policy information by visiting the LIC website www.licindia.in. You may also visit the nearest LIC branch to get the information or call on the customer care number.

2. In the event of a call which appears like a spurious call, register a police complaint along with details of phone number with the police station in your jurisdiction, LIC advises to its customers.

3. You should also report suspicious calls with brief particulars of the call through e-mail to spuriouscalls@licindia.com.  Pic Credit: PTI 

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What not to do?

1. Do not entertain calls from unverified sources, LIC says.

2. If the caller is persuading you to surrender your policy to claim extra benefits, do not entertain such calls. Never share any confidential information regarding your policies

3. Do not get tempted by exaggerated promises regarding benefits of Life Insurance Policies.  Pic Credit: PTI

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4. Do not entertain those who offer extra bonuses and higher benefits.

5. Do not part with your policy details/other information to any caller.  Pic Credit: Reuters