Udaipur,16.05.23- The police on Tuesday busted a racket and arrested 16 people including 4 women for allegedly operating a fake call center from a hotel located at Goverdhan Vilas area for Udaipur.
The racket duped American Nationals on the name of providing business loans, luring people by giving attractive offers on on the name of Amazon shopping app and also by giving few other offers.
The police team have seized 12 Laptops,15 Mobile Phones, High Speed Internet Modem and few other equipment from the accused and booked all of them under sections 384,419,420,120 (B) and section 66d of the IT Act.
It was in wee hours on Tuesday when the joint team of District Special Task Force (DST) and Goverdhan Vilas police station including Station House Officer Goverdhan Vilas Police Station Sanjiv Swami, Sub Inspector Narayan Lal, Ganga Ram Assistant Sub Inspector , Kalu Lal Assistant Sub Inspector, Jitendra Kumar Head Constable, Vikram Singh, Virendra Singh Harish Kumar, Jitendra Singh, Reshma Female Constable and Dilip Singh DST In-charge, Vikram Singh, Dharmaveer Singh, Anil Pooniya, Prahlad, Yogesh Kumar, Prahlad Patidar on a tip off by sources, raided the call center being operated from Hotel Anapurna located at Goverdhan Vilas area. The employees police said were making VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) calls through ZOIPER and other soft wares and international (US) mobile numbers displayed on their computer screen.
The accused has booked 2 floors of the hotel for one month, on one of the floor the accused were staying while from the other floor they were operating their call center.
Superintendent of Police Vikas Sharma said that those arrested are all ageing between 20 to 25 years and all hailing from various areas of Haryana, Punjab, Assam, Faridabad, Meghalaya and Nagaland.
Sharma also said that during their interrogation they have also confessed that they were in contact with some foreign nationals who provide them the list to be called.
The accused after getting the list of the contact numbers they obtain the personal details of the persons to be called and than call them and give loan offers to them and asl them to provide few dollars as the processing fee.
Sharma further said that the accused so arrested have took lakhs of rupees from various US nationals on the nationals on the name of processing fee so far.
Sharma said that during their interrogation the accused revealed that the kingpin of the racket was one Ram Singh Rajput a resident of Jhalore district, the racket was operated on his order and he was the one who provide them the training as well as the data of the foreign nationals to whom the call were to be made. The man hunt for the kingpin has been launched and the police teams were sent to Jhalore and other areas to arrest the accused.
He said that all the accused are either college drop outs or are pursuing their graduation. The kingpin of the racket provide them scripts to all the them to be followed while talking to the people to be targeted. Upon checking the Laptops it was found that all the laptops and computers are loaded with one website named as ' Protected Text' having some scripts in English to be used by the accused.
However the accused were produced in front of the sessions court that remanded them under police custody for further interrogation . Now the police is interrogating the accused further about the racket and also about other people involved in the nexus.