Fake call centre busted in Gurugram
The police have arrested the owner of Municipal Corporation (MCG) contractor, Huidrom Samson Meitei from Manipur, and six others on Thursday night, as they were involved in an illegal call centre which was operating in Gurgaon.
The fake call centre had been running since August 2020, and the culprits had earned crores by duping people, mostly US nationals, on the pretext of providing technical support.
According to the police, a team from the CM’s flying squad raided the call centre after a tip-off at plot number 108.
“During the questioning, the accused Abhinandan revealed that the call centre was running with the name ‘Shiv Shakti Global Enterprises’. They used to send virus links through pop-ups on porn sites and once their alleged customer clicked on these links, the virus got into their system and to resolve this issue they used to charge nearly 300 to 700 dollars per client as service charge via bank account provided by the main accused Abhinandan,” said a senior officer of the CM’s flying squad.
“The matter is under investigation. How the accused was operating the fake call centre is part of an investigation. The involvement of other people cannot be ruled out,” the officer said.