Fake call centre operators arrested for fraud
Beware of any calls for loans. You might end up losing money.
Police has arrested 7 Gujarat natives for cheating American people by offering them loan facilities from prestigious companies in America.
As per reports, these 7 Gujaratis are not even graduates but are very well versed with American accents. They have duped Amercian nationals of crores of rupees. The master mind of this racket is also from Gujarat and is currently absconding. Bhupalpura police arrested 7 people of this racket. As informed by SP Kunwar Rashtradeep Singh, police were given news about a fake online call centre. When they carried out their investigations, they came to know about a call centre being operated in Vinayak Complex, Mahasatiya, Udaipur. Police raided flat number 106 and found 7 Gujarati youths making calls at various places. Somnath (24), Deepak Kumar (21), Saurabh (22), Rahul (21), Ajay (18), Roshan (21) and Abhishek (19) all residents of Ahmedabad were present in the flat. All of them were taken aback when they saw police. They couldn’t give proper responses when the police started interrogating. When their acts of fraud were revealed, police seized 11 laptops, 6 magic jacks and 16 mobiles from their possession.
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These 7 youths were using a broadband connection under somebody else’s identity. They had created a fake mail id and fake id-cards as well in the name of a prestigious finance company of America. This was enough to mislead the Americans. Somanth was operating the call centre since last 4 months. The team adopted American accent for conversation and would gather information of bank accounts of Americans, then they would contact the banks pretending to be the account holders. They would then somehow mislead the banks by complaining about wrong deduction of amount from their accounts. Later once the money was transferred back into the accounts, they would contact the actual account holders and inform them of the loan process and ask them to remit the amount which used to be in dollars through gift cards.
Somnath informed that his accomplices in Ahmedabad used to provide him with 200 American numbers daily. He used to contact these numbers through magic instruments and would sweet talk the people for loan process once the message receiver called back for details of the message. Somnath was paying 15 to 20 thousand rupees to each of his team member in Udaipur as salary. Each member who could lay his hands on a large American amount was also given incentives.
A case has been filed against these 7 Gujaratis under IT Act for creating fake identities and for duping people. Every month they were collecting around 20 lakh rupees by means of fraud.
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