How a Fake Call Center in Maharashtra Scammed US Nationals


Thanks : Maharashtra police have busted a bogus call center operating in a business park in Navi Mumbai which was scamming US nationals under the guise of selling viagra and other drugs. The police arrested three people involved in the management of the establishment. According to the police, the trio illegally obtained confidential data from American citizens and called them via VoIP, posing as representatives of a renowned pharmaceutical company.Also Read – More Caution: Maharashtra Health Minister Warns People Amid Rising COVID Cases. Read details

According to Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Vinayak Vast, the accused offered viagra and other drugs at preferential rates to the victims, obtained their credit card details and tricked them into not providing the medications. Also Read – World Menstrual Hygiene Day: Maharashtra to launch program to provide 10 sanitary napkins for Re 1

“Based on a complaint, officials from the Cyber ​​Cell of the Criminal Branch raided the premises on Wednesday and arrested Harit Sudhama Prasad (32), Pravin Patil (41) and Ashish Shukla (30) “, said the official. Also Read – Maharashtra will impose another lockdown if…: Custodian minister gives big hint amid rise in Covid cases

An offense under Sections 420 (cheating) of the IPC, Information Technology Act and Indian Telegraph Act was registered against the accused at Vashi Police Station, a- he said, adding that laptops, hard drives and other gadgets were seized from the accused.


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