Getting cheated in broad daylight - how does it feel?
Earlier I was duped by Vian Infrastructure. Just because I did a full search in internet about Vian Infrastructure after I gave them my cheques, I grew suspicious of them and immediately blocked some cheques. Nevertheless I did lose (only) Rs. 20,000. Did I say only Rs. 20,000? It left deep scar on me. It is the same I feel when I "made" to pay Re 1 for 50 Paise for MO form in postal department, 1/2 of which is pocketed by Post Office personnel – cheated in broad day-light. In short it hurts everybody who loses hard earned money. I was quite luckly, there are plenty who lost anything from Rs. 40,000 to more than 12 lacs. There are plenty of investors who are NRI’s.
Second turning point came with my domain indiabankonline.com which I transferred for sometime with Indiatimes Domains. Later I transferred it to Godaddy. But still in February I received an email asking me to pay Rs. 499:
The following domain name(s) will expire in 5 DAYS:
Domain Name, Expiry Date
If the domain name(s) are not renewed during the next 5 days, they will stop working! This WILL affect all email and websites that use the domain. PLEASE RENEW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to avoid disruption to your service.***
I made the payment promptly only to find later that it wasn't with Indiatimes Domains. So I've been calling the two helpline numbers of Indiatimes Domains and just listening to some automated messages. Twice I sent an email to their customer care but no reponse. It's now June. I also found many such complaints against Indiatimes Domain - owned by Time of India group. Huh! Getting cheated in a daylight!
Update : I tried calling them again in last week August, 2011 and still same response, no customer care anywhere in sight!