In today’s time, fraud people have started adopting new methods to steal people’s money. Delhi Police has busted a fake call center duping people in the name of redeeming gift cards. The police have arrested 12 people related to the case. The arrested people have been identified as Adarsh, Naveen, Pradeep, Mohammad Saifuddin, Nitin, Praveen Chauhan, Rahul, Brijesh, Sahiba Khatoon alias Twinkle, Abha, Monika and Mohit Verma.
The police had come to know that a call center involved in duping American citizens was being run on IGNOU Road in Neb Sarai. After this, on the night of June 30, a team was formed near Balhara Hospital located on IGNOU Road and a trap was laid. The police release said that “On information provided by the informer, a raid was conducted and it was found that a setup of computers and other accessories was installed in the premises. Many people there were busy on calls and interacting with the victims. He was talking about himself as a representative of Amazon.
Police also seized 9 desktop systems along with an internet router and TP-Link modem from the accused’s base. Police said that “using computer apps such as TeamViewer, Zoho Assist, they defraud the victim and do wrong through gift cards redeemed on Amazon.” A case has been registered under section 419/420/120B/34 of IPC.
Police had said that, last month, Pune Police filed a charge against a former IPS officer and a cyber expert for an alleged cryptocurrency fraud of several crores. After his arrest in March, the investigators were arrested for fraudulently transferring crores of rupees from digital wallet to his account.
Patil, who had taken voluntary retirement from the Indian Police Service, and Ghode were appointed by the Pune Police to investigate two cryptocurrency cases registered in 2018 because of a technical problem with the digital currency. The police had alleged that during investigation, Patil transferred some cryptocurrency to his account and Ghode had rigged the data and provided screenshots of the accounts to the police.