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- Delhi Gujarat Fake Call Center Racket Busted; CBI Raid Rs 2 Crore Seized
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The call centers were impersonating American government agencies and cheating the people there.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday raided fake call centers in Delhi-NCR and Gujarat. A cyber crime module was busted by searching 24 locations across the states. CBI recovered Rs 2 crore 20 lakh cash during the raid.
The CBI official said that during the investigation in Delhi, Gurugram, Noida and Gujarat, cash along with digital evidence, cryptocurrency and property related documents related to this cyber crime module were found. This case is related to forced cheating of foreign citizens.
Under this crime module, E-Sampark Softtech company used to pretend to be an American company and cheat American people. In this case, CBI has registered a case of fraud against company directors Gaurav Gupta and Sushil Sachdeva.
This module of cyber crime was running since 2015.
The accused cheated in the name of American government agency
The official said that a case of fraud was registered on July 7, 2022 that several call centers in India targeted American citizens and defrauded them worth lakhs. For this, with the help of Gujarat’s VoIP company, the accused made robo and audio calls to American people and asked for money.
The accused used the names of US government agencies like US Grant Department, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Social Security Administration (SSA), Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), Air Traffic Organization (ATO), etc. to do this.
Forced to pay money by demanding tax and fine
According to the CBI official, once the American people were captured, the accused used to ask them about bank account details and credentials and make demands like money, fine or tax. Through this they used to force people to transfer money. The accused recovered 20 million dollars (about Rs 166 crore 66 lakh) from American citizens. This scam was allegedly going on since 2015.
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