Couple cheated by firm selling “Dream’ flat get back their money!
We all love to buy our very own flat, to arrange it and ornament it as we please. But when we find out that we have been duped by the seller, who had lied all along, the dream flat turns into a nightmare. This is what happened to Mrs. Neha P. the wife of Akhilesh Kumar Verma.
They were lured by the advertisements put out in a major newspaper offering flats on sale in Bangalore at a 50 per cent discount on the actual price near Silk Board. They paid up Rs. 3,00,000 to the firm calling itself Dreams Infra India Pvt Ltd.
They were shown various projects being done by this firm which coaxed them to pay up the amount as advance. But unfortunately, they later found out that everything had been a pack of lies! Dreams Infra India Pvt. Ltd. Was in fact only selling dreams it appeared instead of a real flat for which they had paid up in August 2015!
There were several people in the City who had also been cheated by this firm. When they went to get back their money the firm gave them a cheque for Rs. 2,94,000 which bounced! Then Neha complained against it to the I ADDITIONAL DISTRICT CONSUMER DISPUTES REDRESSAL FORUM SESHADRIPURAM BANGALORE whose President is SRI.SYED ANSER KHALEEM.
The President found the firm guilty of deficient service and also of unfair trade practices. It ordered Dreams Infra India Pvt. Ltd. to pay back Rs. 3,00,000 to Neha along with interest and also Rs. 5000 as costs.
This case should alert all consumers in Karnataka to make a thorough check before paying up money to unscrupulous sellers like this one.
Pics and text: daksha