Lucknow Crime News: The Special Task Force (STF) of Uttar Pradesh Police has busted an organized gang that was allegedly defrauding US citizens by operating a call center illegally and arrested 16 people, including five women.
STF sources said on Sunday that a team of the force, with the help of Gautam Buddha Nagar police, on Saturday arrested a total of 16 people, including five female members of the fraud gang, in the case of defrauding two American citizens by running a call center illegally in Phase I of the district. Arrested from -1 police station area.
16 arrested including 5 women
These include Divya Sharma alias Luvkush, Deepu Kumari, Shreya, Soni Kumari, Kajal Mishra, Tamanna, Upasana, Tushar, Devendra Singh, Veeresh Mathur, Vipul Kumar, Sumit Nehra, Uddayan, Shabi Ahmed, Suhail Raza and Amit Kumar. Sources said that documents and data of more than 40 American citizens have also been recovered from the possession of the arrested people.
Action on complaint of American citizen
According to the news, American citizen Devon Mitchell had complained through e-mail that by calling through a call center run by a person named Nitin Srivastava, the money was transferred from his Bank of America account to the account of HSBC Bank of Hong Kong. Is. Acting on this complaint, a team of STF was formed and investigation was being done.
Sources said that during the investigation, the STF team came to know that Nitin Srivastava’s partner Divya Sharma was cheating American citizens by running a fake call center on the third floor of a building located in Phase-1 police station area. This information was shared with the local police with the help of which 16 gang members including Sharma were arrested.
The arrested accused Divya Sharma (28) told during interrogation that in 2012, he used to do property work with his mother Leena Sharma and during this time he came in contact with Nitin Srivastava. He told that Nitin was already running a fake call center and he had joined Nitin’s gang five years ago.
This is how they used to make people victims
According to sources, Sharma told during interrogation that his gang buys the data of American citizens including name, address, phone number and social security number and then sends these mobile numbers to the American service providers through the ‘White Pages’ website. The number is detected and then a fake call is made to the mobile holder from its call center on behalf of the same service provider and his PIN number is collected from the holder. Sharma told that after this, they would call the service provider from the same call center posing as the holder and give the PIN number of the holder to the service provider and book a new phone from him.
Sources told that to deliver this new phone, fake driving licenses and passports etc. were made and uploaded from a fake address and the phone was delivered to the given address, which was received by the agents associated with them in America and its In return, American agents used to deposit that money in the accounts of various banks in Hong Kong. In return, commission is given through ‘Local Bitcoin Page’. A case has been registered against the arrested accused in Phase-1 police station and action is being taken.
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