FAKE INTERNATIONAL CHEATING CALL CENTRE BUSTED


WEST DISTRICT

                                                 DATED : 17.11.2019.

 

FAKE INTERNATIONAL CHEATING CALL CENTREBUSTED

 

Withthe arrest of 32 white collar criminals and seizure of 55 computers, 3 internetdistribution switch, 3 patch port, 2 internet router, 35 mobile phones,cheating script pages, illegal softwares etc, Cyber Cell west District hasbusted a swanky international cheating scam call centre targeting Canadacitizens, flourishing in DLF Industrial area, Moti Nagar,Kirti Nagar, West Delhi.

 

INFORMATION

There was secret information atCyber Cell West District since last few days that some persons in an organizedway are running international online cheating/fraud racket. It also came tonotice that fraudsters are engaged in using illegal techniques, VOIP calling,bypassing the legal International Long Distance (ILD) Gateways and thus causingwrongful loss to Government Exchequer and wrongful gain to themselves. It waslearnt that they are cheating innocent peoples based in abroad (Canada) on thefalse pretext of saving them from non-existing Social Insurance Number (SIN)violations. It was also learnt the in view of the magnanimity of the fraudlevel, Canadian police is also looking after such call centre’s at their level.This information was shared with the DoT officials and sources were deployed. Ateam consisting of Inspector Arun Kumar, Sub-Inspector Amit Verma, HC Vivek Kumar,HC Shailender Kumar, Ct.Vikender Kumar underthe supervision of Sh. Uma Shankar, ACP/Ops., West District was constituted toidentify and apprehend the criminals involved in the racket. The team of CyberCell worked professionally and relentlessly and further developed theinformation regarding the fake cheating call centres.

On 15/11/19, a reliable secretinput was received that some fraudsters who pretend them self to be Canadianofficials/police over phone cheat Canadian victims. It also got revealed thatthe gang led by alleged Raja, Sushil, Naveen, Bunny Arora@Divyam Arora, Pankaj,Jasjot, Sarabhjot, Sagar & Ors. operates during night time and one of theirSIN scam set up is located at 1st  floor,Property no-A1/9, DLF Industrial area, Moti Nagar, West Delhi and if raided,they could be apprehended while carrying out the illegal activities and hugequantity of illegal telecommunication devices/software techniques could berecovered. The team immediately got into action.

 

INCIDENT

To verifythe secret information, Department of Telecom official were called at the spot andmade part of raiding party after which the raiding party reached at 1stfloor A1/9,DLF Industrial area, Moti Nagar,West Delhi where several callerswere engaged in making/receiving the calls and international numbers were beingdisplayed on many of the screens installed at the desktop of the caller. Threeperson identified as (1). Jasjot Singh r/o Mansrover Garden, New Delhi  (2).Sarabjot Singh (Manager/Supervisor) r/oMansarovar Garden, New Delhi  (3). SagarJain r/o Gurugram Haryana were supervising the activities of the callers onfloor as well as attending themself also and were passing on the directions tothe callers. The owners Raja, Sushil, Naveen, Bunny Arora@Divyam Arora, Pankajwere not found at the spot. The supervisors present on floor were asked aboutthe activity going on there but they could not give any satisfactory answer andon sustained questioning, they divulged that they were engaged in callingforeign (canadian) nationals & impersonating themself as genuine canadianpolice/service canada officials through VOIP calls. In this process they werebypassing the legal gateways and were causing wrongful loss to GovernmentExchequer and were cheating the Innocent persons abroad. VOIP dialers violatingdirections of DOT were also found installed. After Inspection, DoT Officials toldthat the above said persons had Purchased unauthorized/illegal VOIP minutesfrom International markets thereby causing huge revenue loss to Indianexchequer and duping Indian Telecom Sector and is a violation of IndianTelegraph Act 1985. They are usingtheir own technology to evade detection. One of the mobile found at the spothad Bitcoin Blockchain wallet App, which was used to receive cheated amountfrom victims in the form of Bitcoins.

 One Canadian national who has been duped of13,500$ through this SIN scam has lodged complaint against these cheats. Intotal 32 accused were arrested from the spot and their computers, equipmentswere also seized.

 

MODUS OPERANDI

The SIN scam, just one of the criminalschemes operated from the centres, typically begins with a robocall claiming tobe from the Service Canada agency and telling the recipient that there areseveral allegations found licked with his SIN Number (9 digit number that you need to work inCanada or to have access to government programs and benefits). The target is informed that they mustcall back — or face arrest and imprisonment. Call spoofing technology isused to make it appear the number is in Canada. Those who call back aresubjected to further threats, but then offered a one-time chance to pay andsettle the matter.

Victims are asked to hand over money ina variety of ways, including through Bitcoin ATMs and gift cards, includingthose offered by credit card companies and Apple. Offshore financialintermediaries often process the money to insulate the scammers from scrutiny.

ARRESTED ACCUSED

(1) Akshat Arora r/o Uttam Nagar,Delhi, Age-19 Yrs.

(2)Alok Kumar r/oJamnagar, Gujrat, Age 23 Yrs.

(3)Alok Narang r/oShakur Basti, Delhi, Age-20 Yrs.

(4)Anil Kumar r/oDistt. Hisar, Haryana, Age 24 Yrs.

(5)Anshu r/o KakrolaVillage, Dwarka, Delhi, Age 19 Yrs.

(6)Gurjeet Singh r/oVirender Nagar, New Delhi, Age 27 Yrs.

(7)Harmeet r/o VishnuGarden, New Delhi, Age 20 Yrs.

(8)Jasjot Singh r/o  Ludhiana, Punjab, Delhi, Age 26 Yrs.

(9)Jatin r/o PaschimVihar, Delhi, Age 19 Yrs.

(10)Jobin George r/oTagoreGarden Extn., Delhi, Age 20 Yrs.

(11)Krishna Kanta Kalitar/o Kamrup, Assam-781101, Age 26 Yrs.

(12)Kumar Vaibhav r/oLucknow, Up, Age 37 Yrs.

(13)Kunal Kapoor r/oUttar Nagar, Delhi, Age 22 Yrs.

(14) Md. Ashif Ali r/o Nangloi,Delhi, Age 21 Yrs.

(15)Md. Rizwan r/o LajpatNagar-Iv, Dayanand Colony, Delhi, Age 24 Yrs.

(16)Mohit Ahuja r/oBhalaswa Dairy, Delhi, Age 19 Yrs.

(17)Mohit Mittal r/oUttam Nagar, Delhi, Age 26 Yrs.

(18)Niroj Kuri r/o Dimapur,Nagaland-797112, Age 24 Yrs.

(19)Nitin Kumar Jha r/oRajokari Village, Delhi, Age 19 Yrs.

(20)Prabhjot Singh r/o  Vishnu Garden, New Delhi, Age 38 Yrs.

(21)Pranab Wadhwani r/oAshok Vihar Phase-Ii, Delhi, Age 18 Yrs.

(22)Prashant KumarPandit r/o Baprola, New Delhi, Age 23 Yrs.

(23) Priy Pravas Dubey r/o PaschimVihar, Delhi, Age 20 Yrs.

(24) Rajendra r/o Bareilly, Shiviganj,U.P., Age 23 Yrs.

(25) Sagar Kapoor R/O Old RajinderNagar, Delhi, Age 22 Yrs.

(26)Sajid Akhtar r/o  Allahabad, U.P. Delhi, Age 20 Yrs.

(27)Sarabjot Singh r/o Ludhiana,Punjab, Age 25 Yrs.

(28)Shubham Tiwari r/o  Ghaziabad, UP Age-21 Yrs.

(29)Shubham r/o Matiala,Uttam Nagar, Delhi, Age 20 Yrs.

(30)Tausif Mozammil r/o NewAshok Nagar, New Delhi, Age 27.

(31)Tushar Arora r/oLudhiana, Punjab, Age 26 Yrs.

                (32) Sagar Jain r/o Gurgaon,Haryana, Age 33 Yrs.

 

RECOVERY EFFECTED

1.     55 computers.

2.     3 Patch point.

3.     3 Internet distribution switch.

4.     2 Internet Routers.

5.     35 mobile phones.

6.     Several pages cheating script.

7.     Telecommunication software.

8.     VOIP (Internet) calling diallers.

The above saidaccused person has been arrested in case FIR No 405/19, dated 16.11.2019 u/s-419/420/120BIPC r/w 4/20/20A/21 Indian Telegraph Act r/w 3/6 The Indian Wireless TelegraphyAct and 66C/66D Information Technology Act 2008.,PS-Kirti Nagar andwill be produced before the Ld. MM/Tis Hazari court Delhi. Further investigationof the case is in progress and search of absconding accused Raja,Sushil, Naveen, Bunny Arora@Divyam Arora, Pankaj etc. is in progress.Department of Telecommunication is also investigating the case at their level.  

 

               (Sameer Sharma) IPS

                                                      Addl. Dy. Commissioner of Police

       West District, Delhi