Illegally-run international call center busted in Delhi, gang dupes foreign nationals

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Delhi, June 6
In a major crackdown against fraudsters, Delhi Police claimed to have busted an illegally-operated international call center and arrested 21 persons on charges of conning foreign citizens on the pretext of discrepancies in the audit of their income tax.

“Acting on a precise input, police team conducted a raid in West Delhi’s Naraina resulting in the busting of illegally-run international call center and arrest of 21 people including, the call center’s floor manager, two supervisors and 14 agents,” said a senior police officer.

The officer further elaborated that the gang usually trick UK-based citizens by posing themselves as officials of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), United Kingdom. On the pretext of discrepancies in the audit of their income tax, these tricksters duped UK citizens. Investigation revealed that the gang used costly softwares to execute the forgery and talk to them through phone service over internet.

With the busting of illegally run international call center, police have recovered 34 computers, optical fibre routers, LAN servers, WiFi routers, mobile handsets, evidence related to foreign payment, banking details and data related to around lakh of UK people, said police sources, adding that prima-facie investigation hints that these tricksters might have links in UK who provide them the date related to people.

Police investigators are closely analysing the seized gadgets to collect information related to the gang network, transactions and others, added police sources.

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