Over 500 Call Centre Employees Detained In Thane For Allegedly Defrauding US Citizens

The Logical Indian

October 7th, 2016 / 6:22 PM

Thane Call Centre Employees Detained For Defrauding

Source: indianexpress| Representational Image: dailymail

Thane Call Centre Employees Detained For Defrauding

In a major raid, more than 500 employees across several call centres in Maharashtra’s Thane district were detained by police during the wee hours of Wednesday for allegedly duping citizens of the US. Police officials reported that the raids were conducted by over 200 police personnels at call centres in Mira Road.


The call centres workers would pretend to be tax officials of the US and blackmail Americans over tax irregularities. They would ask for the defaulters’ financial and bank details, failing which they would allegedly threaten them with dire consequences, including legal action. After obtaining the requisite details from the American citizens. The call centre employees would then siphon off money from their accounts. Officials said that they stole more than Rs 1 crore on a daily basis. They scammed nearly 6,500 Americans, and estimates suggest they collected over 36 million dollars.


Some agents based in the US were involved and were given a 30% commission for every successful scam. A gang based in Ahmedabad is suspected to be behind the operation. The Thane police got a tip-off from one of the disgruntled employees.

Over 70 people have been arrested so far. Out of all the employees detained many were newcomers and didn’t know anything about the scams. They were however freed.


Contributors

Edited by :

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

Yogendra Yadav

Police Raj In Tamil Nadu? Yogendra Yadav Detained Under Allegedly Forged Order, Released

Man Heart Attack Thane Police

Thane Traffic Cop Drives 23-Yr-Old To Hospital After He Suffers Severe Chest Pain While Driving

Mumbai: Thane Residents Pledge To Boycott Elections Until Road Quality Improves

Cryptocurrency Scam Worth Billions Busted In Thane; Over 25000 People Duped

From 1.2 Lakh Indian Post Employees To 10 Lakh Bank Employees On Protest; Know About Seven Different Protests In 1 Week

Sanjeev Jaiswal

15-Yr-Old Accuses Thane Municipal Commissioner For Forcing Her To Give Him ‘Midnight Massages’

Latest on The Logical Indian

News

Amidst Severe Debt Burden, Punjab Govt To Purchase 400 Luxury Cars For Ministers, Officials

News

Police Officer Thrashed By BJP Councillor At A Restaurant, Incident Captured In CCTV Camera

News

Universities To Lose Affiliation If They Retain Students’ Original Documents During Admission: UGC

Get Inspired

Indian-American Woman Honoured With Presidential Award By White House For Her Work Against Human Trafficking

News

Amritsar Train Tragedy: Punjab CM Orders Magisterial Inquiry Into The Accident Which Killed Over 60

News

Areas Surrounding Siang River Alerted Of Flash Floods After Formation Of Artificial Lake In Tibet

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.