UP STF arrests over 80 from Noida for Call Centre Fraud
LUCKNOW: More than 80 people were arrested from a commercial building in Sector VI of Noida on Wednesday by UP STF. The group used to run a full-fledged call centre fraudulently and duped people across the country. Working on an FIR registered at Gosainganj police station in Lucknow last month, STF sleuths had been tracking down the gang for past three weeks.
Additional superintendent and nodal officer of STF’s cyber wing Triveni Singh said that fraudsters had made calls to 1.36 lakh persons from various parts of the country. Transaction valuing more than Rs 5 crore have been detected in the six bank accounts operated by fraudsters.
It is the sixth such operation by UP STF this year in which call centre running fraudulents have been under the scanner. The employees hired by the masterminds used to make phone calls to people. The gang bought database from job portals and targeted unemployed youths.
“In the name of arranging interviews, the conmen asked potential victims to pay Rs 20,000 to Rs 40,000 in bank accounts,” said Singh. The gang members also duped insurance policy holders by offering them hefty premiums in return of fee. Taking money to set up mobile tower and arranging surveys, was the third method the gang used to dupe victims. Further probes were on.