Maharashtra: Fake Call Centre Duping US Citizens Busted in Thane

At least 16 people, including the call centre owners- Siddesh Sudhir Bhaidkar and Sania Rakesh Jaiswal, have been arrested in connection to the fraud.
Fake Call Centre | Representative Image
Fake Call Centre | Representative Image

Maharashtra Police busted a fake call centre duping US citizens in Thane. This was informed by the police officials on Sunday.

At least 16 people, including the call centre owners- Siddesh Sudhir Bhaidkar and Sania Rakesh Jaiswal, have been arrested in connection to the fraud.

According to reports, the police raided the call centre in Wagle Estate area midnight on Saturday and apprehended the people working there including three women.

Senior police inspector VB Murtadak said the accused would contact the people in the US and offer them loans. When they provide bank details to the fraudsters, they would siphon off funds from their accounts.

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After this, agent coordinating in the US would collect the money and transfer it to India through ‘Hawala,’ illegal transaction of funds by skirting the legal banking channels, after taking their share from it.

The police seized equipments, gadgets and date from the call centre and a case has been registered against the accused under relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code, Information Technology Act and the Indian Telegraph Act.

The accused were produced before a local magistrate on Saturday and were remanded in police custody for seven days.

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