CALANGUTE: Goa Police in a raid has busted a fake call center operating from a hotel premises at Calangute and has arrested 7 people involved in cheating citizens of United States by impersonating themselves as enforcement authorities.
The police based of specific information raided the fake call center set up at Amara Hotel, Gaurawado Calangute. Bardez Goa wherein personal details of citizens of United States of America were received through illegal means by using computers resource and Virtual Private: Network (VPN), the above accused persons with their common intention to cheat citizens of United States of America, contacted them through interactive voice response system by impersonating as officials of Social Security Administration department Law Enforcement Authority of United States of America and convincing the victims that they have done illegal acts like fraud, illegal drugs peddling, defaulter for paying tax and to settle the illegal acts with the US Govt.
Police said that victims were asked to pay money in the form of electronic payment mode i.e Gift card, Target Card, Google Pay into electronic currency i.e. Paxful App/ Bit Coin/ Crypto Wallet and thereby withdrawing the money in Indian Currency at Ahmadabad Gujarat thus cheating the citizens of United States.
The accused have been identified as Mausam Kumar S/o Hasmukhbhai Patel, age-31 years, native of Gujrat, 2) Jay Ruparel age-26 years, native of Gujrat, 3) Jacky Samani age-23 years, native of Thane, Maharashtra, 4) Arindam Lagachu age-19 years, native of Papum Pare, Arunanchal Pradesh, 5) Milon Hussain age-23 years, native of Khani Hills, Meghalaya, 6) Ms Techina Marak age-22 years, native of Shillong, Meghalaya and 7) Ms. Sweta Raikwar age 19 years, native of New Delhi.
During the course of raid, 30 laptops including server laptop, 25 laptop chargers, 24 headphone, two router along with adapter, mobile phones all W/Rs. 20,00,000/- were attached under panchanama which were used for running fake call center in the said premises.
In this connection an offence u/s 419, 420, 384, r/w 34 IPC and Sec. 66-C, 66-D of IT Act stands registered at Calangute Police Station.