October 21, 2022
Ghaziabad: The cyber cell on Monday night arrested 13 people, including seven women, for running a fake call centre in the Raj Nagar area and allegedly duping nearly 2,000 persons in the past year on the pretext of providing loans at low-interest rates. The group, according to police, also cheated people, promising to install mobile towers on their property.
Identified as Manish Kumar, Suraj Thakur, Sumit Gupta, Sonu, Shivam Kumar, Arun Kumar, Anjali, Priya, Mini Sharma, Raveena, Pallavi, Chanchal and Neetu, the accused are all from Ghaziabad. Manish, the call centre owner, had passed the Class 10 exams while Pallavi had done an MBA. The others also hold intermediate degrees, police said.
During interrogation, the accused revealed that for the loan-related fraud, they used to call their victims after getting their data from some connections working in banks, said Anand Prakash Mishra, station house officer (SHO), Kavi Nagar police station. “Once the accused gained the victims’ trust, they would ask for money transfers and other documents. After receiving the money, the accused destroyed the SIM cards used to contact the victims,” he said.
In the other scam, the group, police said, targetted people by posting advertisements in newspapers, offering good returns for installing mobile towers on their property. “During interrogation, Manish told police that they targeted people in Maharashtra, Assam, UP and Bihar by giving advertisements in newspapers and social media…

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