Gujarat cops bust ‘mobile’ call centre

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Apr 2017 15:21:08


AHMEDABAD,

Apr 8,

(PTI),

THE police on Saturday claimed to have busted a call centre running from moving vehicles with the arrest of five men who allegedly duped US citizens by offering low-interest loans over phone.

The crime branch sleuths also seized three vehicles. “The accused earlier ran the call centre from a shopping complex, but shifted to moving vehicles three months ago to avoid police’s attention following a massive crackdown on similar rackets,” said assistant commissioner of police Rajdeepsinh Jhala.

The accused parked the vehicles on the roadside and called US citizens from mobile phones with fake names and American-sounding accent, offering cheap loans.  They would ask for `processing charges’ thorough iTunes gift cards. After encashing the cards, they would cut off the contact with victims.