The Cyber Crime police arrested two persons on the charge of cheating a person by posing themselves as agents of ICICI Bank, here on Monday.
Ranjolu Venugopal (23) and Kalyanam Chaitanya (30), both employees of Indian Infoline Finance Limited, were the persons arrested.
However, the main accused, Akkala Venugopal, is at large.
The three accused allegedly lured Rayudu Panduranga of Krantinagar into paying a sum of Rs. 12,000 by promising them to arrange for getting back the amount lost from a discontinued life insurance policy of ICICI Prudential.
They allegedly convinced him to remit the amount into the bank account of Ranjolu Venugopal.
“All the discussion had taken place over the telephone,” Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) S. Varada Raju told the media.
Cyber Crime Inspector K. Satyanarayana Rao, who investigated the case, was present.
Producing the two accused, the ADCP cautioned people against believing telemarketing calls or Internet e-mails, unless and until they were sure of their authenticity.
Both the accused had been booked under the cheating case and violation of the provisions of Information Technology Act.