My Parents were Scammed Through a Cheque fraud- Need Suggestions

My Parents were Scammed Through a Cheque fraud- Need Suggestions

So my parents had issued an account pay cheque where all the details were filled including the “TO” space. It was for opening a new current account for our business in a government bank. To whom they gave the cheque – the person deposited it in a personal account, we got to know from our bank statement. The cheque was addressed in the name of our business, apparently, this person removed that name, filled in his own details, and deposited it in a personal account. We are clueless I mean how is that even possible?

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We are not being able to contact this person, we have tried to lodge an FIR and the local PS refused straight away saying we gave a signed cheque. We have emailed all the evidence to the bank fraud department but they have asked us to wait for 7-10 days. The bank isn’t giving us more details as they need an official FIR to do so.

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What else can be done to get the money back? Please Help. It happened in Kolkata.


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  2. > It was for opening a new current account for our business in a government bank. To whom they gave the cheque – the person deposited it in a personal account>

    your parents drew a cheque in favour of a buisness and it was credited to some one else, My question is why did you give it to anyone other than the bank staff where account was to be opened.
    Also a cheque presented for clearing is confirmed by the drawee bank from drawer in case amount is above a certain threshhold .

    Something is not adding up.

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