J&Okay: Cyber Police bust fake call centres, 23 arrested for duping people

Srinagar: Cyber Police Kashmir has busted fake call centres and arrested 23 individuals who allegedly duped people by impersonating as executives of e-commerce corporations on Wednesday (January 13).

Cyber Police Station Kashmir Zone, Srinagar acquired info by way of dependable sources that some fake call centres are operating in Kashmir Valley and accordingly the investigation into the moment matter was taken up by them. 

SP Tahir Saleem ( cyber cell ) mentioned “Throughout the course of the investigation, it’s revealed that some people are impersonating as executives of multinational corporations below the garb of bogus worldwide call centres and are duping harmless residents by providing them technical help and options to their software program issues. 

Tahir added, “ These fake call centre executives were making cold calls, and send e-mails, pop-ups on computer screens of the victims and used to take the remote access of their computers and infect their systems with malware, thus starting extorting money from them in return for help by impersonating as technical support.”

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“They also make use of electronic signatures of the victims for their illegal financial gains. These fake call centres would mostly call international citizens and demand their financial and bank details illegally so as to extort money from them to cause illegal gains for themselves and subsequent losses to victims.” Tahir added 

Throughout the course of additional investigation, it surfaced that there’s a large rip-off of fake call centres in Srinagar Metropolis, the place a great variety of workers are working around the clock. These fake call centres have been recognized as are Safe Tech Rangreth Srinagar, YSS Micro Applied sciences Rangreth and Vertex Expertise, Karfalli Mohalla Srinagar.

Appearing swiftly Cyber Police Station Kashmir Zone Srinagar constituted a number of groups in collaboration with District Police Srinagar and carried out a number of raids in Rangreth, Karfali Mohalla Habbakadal and Natipora areas of Srinagar. Throughout these raids, 23 accused individuals concerned within the operating of those unlawful fake call centres have been arrested.

On this regard, a case vide FIR No. 02/2021 below related sections of legislation stands registered at Cyber Police Station Kashmir Zone Srinagar and additional investigation is in progress.

It’s pertinent to say that fake call centres have change into a full-fledged enterprise in India and every unit incomes between ₹5-20 lacs per day, relying upon the scale of their set-up. 

These scammers are principally dishonest people staying in international international locations by posing as technical help govt, insurance coverage brokers, law-enforcement officers, financial institution officers, on-line buying websites and many others.

The foremost situation is that younger college students are getting interested in such call centres in lieu of the upper wage packages. These fake call centres earlier was once restricted to massive cities solely nevertheless, now they mushroomed in different components of the nation as effectively.

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