YOU MAY BE RECEIVING SEVERAL CALLS ON DAILY BASIS FROM THE VARIOUS CALL CENTRES. MOST OF THEM ARE IRRELEVANT, HENCE YOU IGNORE THEM, BUT DO YOU KNOW THAT MANY OF THOSE CALLS ARE ALSO FAKE? YES, THERE ARE MANY CALL CENTRES HAVE MUSHROOMED IN THE COUNTRY THAT IS MAINLY INVOLVED IN MAKING FAKE CALLS, WHY? TAKE A LOOK AT THIS REPORT…
In one of the most shocking incidents that occurred in Nagpur, The Cyber Crime Cell attached to the city police crime branch have busted a fake International call centre in Nagpur and arrested three persons from Sant Dyaneshwar Nagar in Mankapur. The incident supposed to have happened on Friday said the sources.
According to the reports published in the national daily, One of the accused, Yash Raut, 20, nabbed by the cyber crime police have confessed that he was a former call centre employee, and he had trained his accomplices to make use of foreign accents to make the fake calls to the prospective international clients.
All the accused were produced before the court for obtaining a custody by the police, and the magistrate had sent them into the four days police custody for the further investigation in this case.
The other two, who were arrested by the cyber crime police, has been identified as, Shubham Tagde, 22, and Sonusingh Bhamra, 18. According to the local police sources, the accused have duped many American and U.K. nationals posing as the representatives of well known financial institutions that provide loans for various projects.
According to the police reports, the trio had a modus operandi whereby, they used to convince their victims to share their business and financial details for the purpose of providing them with the financial assistance. They were also charging the processing fees for the same, said the sources.
The trio used to wait till the time clients transfer the processing fees into their account, and as soon as the money used to get credited into their account, they used to discontinue all the communications with the client.
According to the sources, during the interrogation, the culprits had revealed they had extracted nearly six lakh rupees from the various clients from the out of India, only to dupe them at the end.
The Police Inspector Bhanudas Pidurka, attached to the Cyber Crime Cell unit said that the action was initiated as a preventive measure on the basis of an information shared by a source which was worked out before the cops zeroed down upon the three. “The alleged tricksters ensured that they kept the processing fees lower like five and ten dollars to ensure their intention was not doubted,” he said. “The three had mastered the accent enough that they made a believable presentation before the clients whom they duped,” he said.
So the next time you get the calls from any such call centres please do inform to your nearby police station. Have you gone through any such experience? Please do share with is.
SOURCE: TOI | INDIA TODAY | INDIA COM