Delhi fake call centre busted; 25 arrested

Duped US citizens on the pretext of providing them govt grants

Delhi fake call centre busted; 25 arrested

New Delhi, April 2

Twenty-five employees of a fake call centre have been apprehended for allegedly duping US nationals, the Delhi Police officials said on Friday.

The call centre was in Saidullajab in Mehrauli area, they said.

Its employees used to dupe US nationals by asking them to pay membership fees on the pretext of providing them US government grants for unemployed persons and handicapped persons, the police said.

So far, 25 employees, including their boss and kingpin Kamal Dass, have been apprehended. They were detained following a raid, they said.

Employees used fake names and called their potential targets in the US through spoofing calls via Internet. During inquiry, Dass disclosed that they used get details of potential targets from their sources and accordingly, briefed employees about their strategy to dupe them, the police said.

“The employees at the call centre called up US citizens by impersonating themselves as officials and asked them to pay membership fees on the pretext of providing US government grants for unemployed persons and handicapped persons. Once the victim paid the amount, they stopped attending their calls,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Atul Kumar Thakur said.— PTI

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