3 arrested for duping US customers by impersonating Microsoft officials

KOLKATA: Three men were arrested for allegedly duping US-based customers through a call centre in the city’s Topsia area by impersonating officials of tech giant Microsoft, police said on Friday.

3 arrested for duping US customers by impersonating Microsoft officials

Sidharth Banthia, Ishfaque Ahmed and Rizwaen Ali were arrested during a raid at the call centre on Thursday evening, a senior official of the Cyber Crime Cell of Kolkata Police said.

Kolkata, October 18

Three men were arrested for allegedly duping US-based customers through a call centre in the city’s Topsia area by impersonating officials of tech giant Microsoft, police said on Friday.

Sidharth Banthia, Ishfaque Ahmed and Rizwaen Ali were arrested during a raid at the call centre on Thursday evening, a senior official of the Cyber Crime Cell of Kolkata Police said.

Following a complaint by a New Delhi resident that several people from Kolkata were allegedly duping people in the name of providing them with technical support from Microsoft, a probe was launched and the arrests made, he said.

Six hard disks, a pen drive and several incriminating documents were seized from the accused and the call centre, he said.

“A case has been registered under the IT Act. We are interrogating the accused to find out if more people are involved,” he added. PTI

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