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Delhi: 200 duped by fake call centre, kingpin held

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jun 19, 2017, 2:51 am IST
Updated : Jun 19, 2017, 2:51 am IST

Accused duped people on the pretext of providing them with jobs in a reputed company.

On the basis of technical surveillance, police arrested the kingpin of the racket, Narender Kumar. (Photo:PTI)
 On the basis of technical surveillance, police arrested the kingpin of the racket, Narender Kumar. (Photo:PTI)

New Delhi: The Delhi police has arrested a man on Sunday for allegedly running a fake call centre racket and duping more than 200 people on the pretext of providing job in a reputed company.

The Cyber Cell of the Northwest district received a complaint from the sales manager of a reputed company alleging that they have received complaints from persons being duped on the pretext of being provided jobs in their company.

In the complaints received from victims all over India, job seekers alleged that various fake call centres are operating in the NCR, the police said.

During investigation, it was revealed that the alleged call centre was operating from a complex in Pitampura. However, when the police made queries, it found the call centre was closed down. On the basis of technical surveillance, police arrested the kingpin of the racket, Narender Kumar.

Kumar used to work in a consultancy firm. With his desire to lead a luxurious life, he started duping people on the pretext of providing them with jobs in a reputed company. He started his own fake consultancy firm to this effect in Pitampura, said Vijayanta Arya, additional deputy commissioner of police (Northwest).

Kumar had hired six tele-callers and took out advertisements of his fake firm in newspapers and different job portals. The aspirants had to respond by sending emails and by calling the numbers provided, said the officer. The call centre staff used to call the victims and asked them to visit their office for interview. The accused used the fake identity of Gaurav Kumar to contact the job-seekers. The victims were then told that they had been selected for recruitment. During the final round of the ‘interview,’ the aspirants were asked to transfer money in the name of security deposits.

The accused had several bank accounts operating under his fake identity. Once the money came through, the call centre stopped taking calls from the victims. During interrogation Kumar confessed to have cheated more than 200 people.

Tags: delhi police, fake call centre, cyber cell
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi