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Rachakonda Cyber Cell busts fake call center in Delhi, eight accused brought to city

Rachakonda Cyber Cell busts fake call center in Delhi, eight accused brought to city

Rachakonda Cyber Cell raided a fake call centre at Motinagar of Delhi for duping a retired employee in the name of Insurance incentives. The police arrested eight accused, including a woman.

According to Dr Tarun Joshi, IPS, Joint Commissioner of Police, Rachakonda Police Commissionerate, on June 13 this year, the victim, who is a retired Central Government employee lodged a complaint that, while he was in service he used to pay for an Insurance Policy and because of some reasons he discontinued the policy. In January this year, he received a call purported to be from GBIC (Governing Body of Insurance Council Delhi) that, he was awarded incentive of Rs 6.3 lakh and needs to deposit Rs 20,000 as security deposit for getting his incentives. Believing the caller, the victim deposited the amount in the bank account given by the caller. After two days, he received another call to deposit Rs 85,300 which is stated to be refundable. Likewise, the fraudsters have lured the victim that, he will get a total Rs 70,00,000 as incentive and made him to deposit a total Rs 42,00,000. Since the demand of fraudsters was increasing day after day, he got suspicion and lodged a complaint with Cyber Cell Rachakonda.

            During the investigation, information relating to bank account holders wherein the victim deposited the money was collected. Based on the analysis of technical evidence collected the call centre from where the accused are trapping the victims was identified. On July 24, a team led by Inspector Md. Riyazuddin with the assistance of Inspector Hari Krishna, SIs, Ashish Reddy, Anil and staff raided the fake call centre run by the accused in a rented office space situated in penthouse in Motinagar area ofDelhi. The police were surprised to note that, a full-fledged call centre was being run by the accused wherein 12 girls and 12 boys were working. The accused confessed to their roles in running fake call centre at the behest of two more accused, who are at large. The arrested accused were produced before the Tis Hazari Court and brought toHyderabad on transit Warrant.

            The case is being investigated under the supervision of ACP Srinivas under the guidance of D. Janaki, Addl. DCP, Crimes.  (NSS)