Gurugram, April 14
A Chief Minister's flying squad busted a fake call centre in Gurugram in a raid in the wee hours of Wednesday and nabbed seven people.
The accused were duping US nationals using their social security numbers obtained through pop-ups.
The fake call centre was being run from a rented office in Ansal plaza in Palam Vihar and the owner was paying Rs 65,000 monthly as rent. One laptop, a Hard disk and Rs 1.90 lakh cash have been recovered from the call centre. An FIR has been registered at Cybercrime police station under sections of fraud and IT act.
DSP Inderjeet Yadav of the CM's squad in Gurugram said he got a tip-off that the fake call centre was being run in name of Medicine Global Infotech private limited from office 201, the first floor of Ansal Corporate Plaza, Palam Vihar. Following the tip-off, DSP Yadav, with the help of local police, conducted raids at the office. The majority were busy making calls in English using their headphones and working on their systems. They did not possess any valid OSP licences of the Department of Telecommunications or any other agreement/MoU related to their work.
Police arrested seven including the owner of the fake call centre. The call centre owner is identified as Akshay Dalal (32), a resident of Madhya Pradesh. Others are identified as Nanginliye (27), Siminlal (28), Squar (26), Vikto Amuchi (24), Mangcha Baithe (30), natives of Manipur and Imnlog (26) of Nagaland. The arrested accused revealed that they had duped many foreigners.
“The accused first collected the data like names, mobile numbers, e-mails and addresses and then sent them a voice mail. They trapped foreigners to clear social security number (SNS) related problem. They charged 100 to 500 dollars in name of technical help and duped more than 500 foreigners. The main accused and owner of the call centre was working in a Gurugram call centre two years ago and he opened this fake call centre in January to make easy money. We are questioning with the accused,” said Inderjeet Yadav, DSP, CM flying squad.
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