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Call centre scam

Indian jailed in US for call centre scam

Sharvil Patel, who pleaded guilty to the crime in February this year, was sentenced to seven years and six months in prison on Thursday, becoming the third Indian to be sentenced for his involvement in the call centre scam.

May 31, 2019, 14:02 PM IST

US: Indian sentenced to eight years in jail in call centre scam

The IRS is the revenue service of the United States federal government. 

Apr 02, 2019, 07:41 AM IST

Indian-origin men plead guilty in US call centre scam

Four Indian-origin men have pleaded guilty to charges of their involvement in a multi-million USD telephone impersonation fraud and money laundering scheme in the US perpetrated by India-based call centres.

Sep 09, 2017, 08:17 AM IST

Credit card fraud: Delhi resident duped of Rs 1.46 lakh; data of over 1 crore people leaked

Scam callers call innocent persons, giving an impression that they are calling from their bank and seek the required information necessary to transfer their money.

Apr 14, 2017, 11:33 AM IST

Call centre scam kingpin Shaggy bought Audi from Virat Kohli: Reports

The police seized the vehicle from Ahmedabad, and the Thane Crime Branch had reportedly spent Rs. 50000 towards transportation cost to bring it to the city.

Oct 30, 2016, 12:39 PM IST

US govt department alleges Indian call centres stole $300 million from Americans

The five Indian call centres, charged with defrauding thousands of Americans, stole more than USD 300 million from their victims, US Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has said.

Oct 28, 2016, 13:13 PM IST

India call center scam: US Justice Department charges 61 people

More than 60 individuals and entities, an overwhelming number of them Indians, were on Thursday charged by the Justice Department for allegedly participating in a multi-million dollar scam involving call centres based in India which conned thousands of American citizens.

Oct 27, 2016, 22:32 PM IST

Thane call centre scam: Two detained from Ahmedabad

 Two persons have been detained from Ahmedabad in connection with the multi-crore fake call centre scam wherein US-based taxpayers were allegedly conned by Indian tele-callers, police said on Tuesday.

Oct 25, 2016, 16:30 PM IST

Call centre scam kingpin slipped to Dubai as police was busy in raids

When the teams of Crime Branch of Thane Police were busy in raids at fake call centre in connection with the call centre scam, its mastermind Sagar alias Shaggy Thakkar was on his way to flee the country in early hours of October 5, officials said.

Oct 23, 2016, 13:02 PM IST

Call centre scam: This is how Shaggy-the mastermind used to trap victims

Scamsters in the recently busted multi-crore call centre racket were using well-known people search websites, which provide a person's name and addresses, to gauge a potential victim's ability to pay as part of their illegal operations, police have revealed.

Oct 21, 2016, 13:22 PM IST

FBI officer in Thane to get details of call centre scam

After the raids, police shut down four more call centres in Thane where the daily transaction was about Rs 50 lakh, said the Joint Commissioner of Police. 

Oct 14, 2016, 19:14 PM IST

Indian-American charged with making fake debt collector calls

An Indian-American and his two companies have been charged with making threatening fake debt collection calls to tens of thousands of Americans from India and fraudulently collecting more than USD 5.2 million in the past two years.

Apr 11, 2012, 23:42 PM IST

‘Indian call centres selling personal data’

Indian call centres are selling Britons’ confidential personal data, including credit card information, medical and financial records to criminals and marketing firms for as little as two pence, an investigation has discovered.

Mar 19, 2012, 11:14 AM IST