A company operating under the name “Curative Survey Private Limited” and through a fraudulent website has allegedly scammed and cheated individuals, police said on December 20. Cyber Police Kashmir received information that victims were deceived by the fraudulent company, enticing them to invest their hard-earned money with false promises of substantial returns.
During the preliminary investigation, it revealed that the said company exhorted the common public to register on its website and become a partner in surveys it was undertaking. The registered individuals were promised payment for undertaking those surveys.
“In the last few days, the said company allegedly stopped the due payment to a person registered with it, and its promoters and directors absconded and were not reachable by their staff and registered individuals,” police said. Taking cognizance of the matter, Cyber Police Kashmir has registered a case, FIR No 39/2023, under the relevant sections of the IPC and IT Act in Cyber PS Kashmir Zone, Srinagar.
According to police, investigations and details from some victims indicate that the company had allegedly promised payments to people who were registering on their website and carrying out daily survey activities. “The lure of easy money within a short time span attracted unsuspecting individuals to subscribe to this allegedly fake and fraudulent scheme,” police said. In the initial stages of the investigation, Cyber Police Kashmir has frozen several identified accounts operated by the said company.
“The search was conducted at multiple locations and registered offices of the company and the same stands sealed as well. During searches incriminating materials including electronic devices and documents were seized,” police said. “The registered owner promoters of this company are being identified and being investigated. The role of local office staff and persons promoting the schemes on social media is also being investigated,” it added.
Further investigation is underway.
(with inputs from ANI)