New Delhi, News24 Bureau, June 12: An international fake call centre duping USA citizens by using their Social Security Number has been busted by Cyber Cell Indore. Around 80 boys and girls were found working at this fake call centre run by some Javed and Rahil Abbasi. The authorities also seized 60 computers, 70 mobile phones and electronic goods in good amount.Special Director General of Police, State Cyber Cell Purushottam Sharma on Tuesday gave this detail further elaborating on the modus operandi.Sharma further informed that DGP VK Singh had instructed to take effective action to curb increasing cyber crimes in Madhya Pradesh. In continuation with this instruction, all zonal units of the cyber cell were directed to take action and maintaining a vigil on unauthorised activities in the cyberspace. Cyber Cell zone of Indore has exposed call centre involved in international fraud which was operating from Indore.
The Cyber Cell Crime team raided the office at Vijay Nagar on late Monday night. This is being seen as one of the biggest operations in the state.The investigating agency took an action after receiving information of fake call centre which operated in Indore and was run by people from Shillong, Nagaland, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Delhi.
The gang had access to the database of about 1000000 Americans.The modus operandi was very unique and innovative and Cyber SP Jitendra Singh said that the fraudsters used to call US citizens and inform them that they are found to be involved in illegal activities such as money laundering and drug trafficking using their social security numbers and would extract anywhere in the range of 5 dollars to 1000 dollars through various means.The team carried the operation very carefully and two separate teams were made and raided two places and after that, they detained 61 boys and 19 girls. The youngsters were working for the nexus. The two call centres were by Javed, Rahil Abbasi, Sunny Chauhan, Shahrukh, Sandhu among many others.According to the initial information pouring in, around 80 boys and girls have been presented in the court and sent to jail.CBI team has also arrived to investigate the matter further.