Indian Police Arrest Call Center Scam Suspects

Indian police have arrested 54 suspects involved in an alleged call center scam, on Wednesday.

Indian police have arrested 54 suspects involved in an alleged call center scam, on Wednesday. 

Authorities said that suspects were posing as US government officials, telling their victims that they are involved in criminal cases. 

Suspects have scammed around 4,500 individuals, mostly from the US, asking them to transfer money through bitcoins to avoid arrest. The suspects were able to take around $14 million.

Deputy commissioner of Police Anyesh Roy said that suspects “disclosed that they would contact Americans in the US and other countries impersonating as officials from government agencies such as the social security administration, the drug enforcement administration (DEA), and the US Marshal Service.”

Roy added, “They would inform the targeted persons that their bank accounts and other assets are being frozen as their details have been found at a crime scene.”

Roy also reported that suspects would also tell victims that their bank accounts were being used for illegal transactions to drug cartels in Mexico and Colombia. 

Police said an Indian national known as ‘Ashwani,’ who is in Dubai, runs the operation. Police are now working on extraditing him.  


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