Noida, (15/12/2018): Fake call centres have become the main target for the Noida police.
After the praise from the US itself last month for the busting of fake call centres, Noida SSP Ajay Pal Sharma seems to have decided to bust them all and, end this fake call centre business in Noida.
On Friday, another fake call centre was busted in Noida by the special task force during a raid and 36 people were arrested. The STF also recovered Rs 5600 in cash, three computer sets, three ATM cards, stamps of different fake companies and five cheque books.
The call centre is running from a building in Noida sector 10 for the past 6 months.
According to the STF officers, the three main accused, Dilip Kumar Saroj from Sant Ravidas Nagar, Akhilesh Kumar from Badohi District, and Kamlesh Saroj from Jaunpur, are the main masterminds of this call centre.
The accused would cheat people by claiming they had won cash prizes in a lucky draw and take a certain amount of money from them as registration fees.
STF SSP, Abhishek Singh said “they had received a complaint from a Varanasi resident who allegedly been cheated of Rs 2 lakh by the fake centre”.
“During interrogation, the accused told police they had opened fake accounts in various banks in the name of different companies. They took SIM cards with forged papers and offered people cash prizes against lucky draws. They would ask the victims to transfer an amount of money as registration fee in the e-wallets. Once people gave the money, the accused would snap all contacts with the victims. In a day, they would collect anything between Rs 15 lakh to 20 lakhs from them”, he added.
He also said that “we recovered a huge amount of data of customers of online shopping, insurance, etc. This data is of people from different parts of the country”.