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Posted at: Nov 18, 2019, 7:37 AM; last updated: Nov 18, 2019, 7:37 AM (IST)

32 arrested as police bust fake call centre

Modus operandi

  • The call centre was operational during night hours. The accused used to begin with a robocall claiming to be from Service Canada agency and informed the recipients that there were several allegations found linked with their SIN Numbers

New Delhi, November 17

A fake call centre was busted and 32 people were arrested for being allegedly involved in duping foreign nationals by posing as Canadian police officials, the police said on Sunday. 

Fifty-five computers, 35 mobile phones and illegal software programs along with other equipment have also been seized from West Delhi’s Moti Nagar where the scam was operational, they said. 

According to the police, they received inputs on November 15 about a group of fraudsters who posed as Canadian police officials over the phone and duped foreign nationals on the pretext of saving them from Social Insurance Number (SIN) violations. SIN is a nine-digit number that is required to work in Canada or to have access to government programs and benefits. 

A complaint was also received in this regard by a Canadian national named Elvis Henry against the fraudsters who allegedly duped him of $13,500 through the SIN scam, the police said. 

A team of officials from the Delhi Police and the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) raided the call centre where one Jasjot Singh, Sarabjot Singh and Sagar Jain were found to be supervising the activities of the callers who were engaged in making and receiving international calls, said Sameer Sharma, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (West). —PTI

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