Call Center Cheating American Citizens Exposed in Noida, 12 Accused Arrested

Call Center Cheating American Citizens

Call Center Cheating American Citizens Exposed in Noida, 12 Accused Arrested

Recently, the Noida Police apprehended 12 people on the pretext of financially cheating American citizens last Friday.

Noida, Uttar Pradesh:  Noida Police has exposed a call center that was cheating American citizens in the name of antivirus software.  Police arrested 12 accused on Friday.  The mastermind of the gang, Chander Shaikh, is still out of the reach of the police.  The accused used to call citizens of other countries including America, Canada, and England, and sell antivirus software for $100.  The call center was running without a license.

What is the whole matter?

Additional DCP (ADCP) Manish Kumar Mishra said that on Thursday night, information was received from the informer that a call center to cheat foreign nationals was being operated in Sector 2.  After this, the police raided the hideout mentioned by the informer and arrested 12 accused working there.

During interrogation, the accused said that they call foreign citizens and tell them that their company has antivirus software named McAfee Norton.  This software solves the problems arising in laptops and computers.  The accused used to charge 100 dollars from foreign nationals in the name of selling antivirus software and claimed to provide service for one year.

After this, they used to cheat money by sending the link to their email. As soon as the accused received the money, they would stop the service within a few days.  The call center was being run fraudulently by the accused without any license.

In addition, the accused arrested from the call center operating in C Block of Sector 2 have been identified as Pradeep Kumar Pradhan of Manipur, AviralGautam of Kanpur, Rishabh Shukla of Punjab, Ali Hasan of Banaras, Anurag Tomar of Bahraich, Harendra Chaudhary of Jharkhand, Mohammad Raju of Delhi, Sandeep Kumar of Himachal Pradesh, Deepak Sharma of Kushinagar, Saurabh Kumar of Deoria, Saket of Patna and Shivam of SangamVihar.

Apart from these mentioned accused people, 14 desktops, the same number of keyboards, mouses and PCs, 14 headphones, one WiFi, one router two servers, and other items have been recovered from their possession.

Cheating American Citizens For Last 1 Year

During interrogation, it came to light that the accused had been operating a fraud call center for the last 1 year.  The accused used to take money through gift cards or bitcoins.  Once the money was redeemed through the unique code, they would disconnect the call.

They had data on US citizens.  To whom they used to call through the server.  After this, a link was sent to his e-mail.  On clicking this link, foreign citizens would deposit money as a processing fee.  When he downloaded the software, it was fake.  Call details and bank statements of the accused are being checked.  Even before this, the accused who cheated US citizens have been arrested in Noida.

About The Author:

Yogesh Naageris a content marketer who specializes in the cybersecurity and B2B space.  Besides writing for the News4Hackers blog, he’s also written for brands including CollegeDunia, Utsav Fashion, and NASSCOM.  Naager entered the field of content in an unusual way.  He began his career as an insurance sales executive, where he developed an interest in simplifying difficult concepts.  He also combines this interest with a love of narrative, which makes him a good writer in the cybersecurity field.  In the bottom line, he frequently writes for Craw Security.



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