Noida: 83 people have been arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force(UPSTF) in Noida on Wednesday related to fraud. After a three week hunt the STF sleuths raided three call centers revealing a fraud of rupees 15 crore. The centers have been sealed.
“The ways of duping money from victims ranged from arranging job interview’s, mobile tower set up to insurance policy premiums.This was a vast network of making money by illegal means. More raid will follow in Delhi and Gurgaon, more data is being scanned” Triveni Singh Additional superintendent and nodal officer of UPSTF’s cyber wing told Express.
According to the police the group used to run a full-fledged call centre fraudulently, were operating for around five months and in some days did fraud worth Rs 30 lakhs.Sources say a nexus between bank officials and the group.
“So far Rs 15 crore worth transactions have been detected and more data is being scanned.The sealed call centres were located in Sector 6 of Noida.They 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” Singh said further.
Working on an FIR registered at Gosainganj police station in the state capital Lucknow last month, STF sleuths had been tracking down the gang for past three weeks.
The main accused have been identified as Mohit Kumar Beniwal (master mind), Sonu Sharma, Ramesh Mishra, Khalid,Aamir Gaurav Tomar,Mohit and Nakul Gupta police said, adding that they belonged to Rohtak, Karviong Assam, Tarafganj Gonda,Aligarh, Delhi and Ghaziabad respectively.All of the prime suspects aged between 25-30 have degrees in MBA the police informed.
The culprits formed five companies, namely Return Services, Net Value Services,RBS value card, Asord Services and Pinacle services the police said.
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.
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.
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