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Fake call centre busted in Delhi's Dwarka, 12 held for duping foreign nationals

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The accused extorted money from innocent foreigners under the false pretext of resolving the security issues/threats, which actually did not exist, Delhi Police said

The victims from the US and Canada were made to pay the amount through gift cards which were redeemed in US-based bank accounts of these foreigners, said the Delhi police

NEW DELHI : Delhi Police has busted a fake call centre and arrested 12 persons for allegedly duping foreign nationals in the USA and Canada in the name of cyber-security.

Delhi Police has busted a fake call centre and arrested 12 persons for allegedly duping foreign nationals in the USA and Canada in the name of cyber-security.

Acting on input regarding a fraud racket being run from Sector-7 in Dwarka, the police raided the premises on Saturday and recovered 19 computers, 13 mobile phones 2 internet routers, 1 switch, a cheating script, telecommunication software, VOIP-calling dialers and incriminating data in computers and mobiles.

Acting on input regarding a fraud racket being run from Sector-7 in Dwarka, the police raided the premises on Saturday and recovered 19 computers, 13 mobile phones 2 internet routers, 1 switch, a cheating script, telecommunication software, VOIP-calling dialers and incriminating data in computers and mobiles.

"The accused used to dupe foreigners living in the USA and Canada in the name of cyber-security. They cheated innocent foreign nationals on the false pretext of providing them technical support by posing as technical support staff of Amazon. The accused used their pop-up vendors to send fake pop-ups to the foreign residents saying 'ransomware detected', 'security warning', 'hacking/compromising of Amazon account' etc. They instructed people to call up the number put up on the pop-ups to get the security threats resolved in exchange for a payment," the police said.

"The accused used to dupe foreigners living in the USA and Canada in the name of cyber-security. They cheated innocent foreign nationals on the false pretext of providing them technical support by posing as technical support staff of Amazon. The accused used their pop-up vendors to send fake pop-ups to the foreign residents saying 'ransomware detected', 'security warning', 'hacking/compromising of Amazon account' etc. They instructed people to call up the number put up on the pop-ups to get the security threats resolved in exchange for a payment," the police said.

According to the police, the accused extorted money from innocent foreigners under the false pretext of resolving the security issues/threats, which actually did not exist.

According to the police, the accused extorted money from innocent foreigners under the false pretext of resolving the security issues/threats, which actually did not exist.

The victims were made to pay the amount through gift cards which were redeemed in US-based bank accounts of these foreigners, the police said.

The victims were made to pay the amount through gift cards which were redeemed in US-based bank accounts of these foreigners, the police said.

The accused has been identified as Mandeep, Sattick, Harpreet, Nitin, Jobin, Hanumantu, Mohit, Nitesh, Subhodeep, Moumita and Diksha Shaba Khatun. A case has been filed against them under sections 34, 419 and 420 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 66C/66D sections of the IT Act at the Police station of South Dwarka.

The accused has been identified as Mandeep, Sattick, Harpreet, Nitin, Jobin, Hanumantu, Mohit, Nitesh, Subhodeep, Moumita and Diksha Shaba Khatun. A case has been filed against them under sections 34, 419 and 420 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 66C/66D sections of the IT Act at the Police station of South Dwarka.

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