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Fake Call Center Cheating Americans Busted in Goa

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Fake Call Center Cheating Americans Busted in Goa

PANAJI, (IANS) – Goa crime branch police on July 12 busted a fake call center involving nine accused persons who were cheating citizens of the United States.

Police conducted a raid on an illegal call center at Majorda, Salcete in South Goa, where nine accused persons were arrested.

“During the raid, we have seized nine laptops with headphones, three routers, two modems, nine mobile phones, along with all accessories, cables and cash of Rs 65,000 — all valued at Rs 15,00,000,” a senior police official said.

The accused persons are identified as Vinayakwana Makhwana, 32, native of Ahemdabad-Gujarat; Ghachi Alfarz, 28, Gujarat; Akash Biswa, 26, Meghalaya; Akash Sunar, 23, Meghalaya; Kesang Tamang, West Bengal; Rahul Sarsar, 29, Mumbai; Ajay Biswa, 25, Meghalaya; Tanmoy Dasgupta, 20, Assam; and Rehan Shaikh, 27, Mumbai- Maharashtra.

He said that all these accused persons with their common intention set up a fake illegal call center and procured personal details of citizens of the United States through X-lite app.

“Later by using laptops resources and Virtual Private Network (VPN), they contacted the victims through an active voice response system by impersonating a bank official from the US and convinced the victims that they are officials of US Bank and offered them a loan facility,” police said.

According to police, the accused persons told the victims, whose credit score was low, to pay a fine/penalty in the form of electronic payment and looted the money by converting it into Indian currency.

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