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13 men arrested in Goa for running fake call centre from Morjim

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Panaji: The Goa Cyber Crime cell on Wednesday arrested 13 people from different states for operating a fraud call centre in the coastal state, impersonating as United State’s law enforcement agency.

The cyber crime cell arrested 13 men from Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Delhi under various sections of Indian Penal Code and Information Technology Act for running a fake call centre from Morjim beach village in North Goa.

Police spokesman said that the main accused Digvijay Rajput and Krunal Sharma with their common intention set up  a fake call centre at Morjim and employed people and procured personal detail of citizen of United State through illegal means and by using computers and virtual private network contacted their victims through interactive voice response system by impersonating as officers of social security administration and law enforcement authority of the US.

He said that the accused used to convince the victims that they have done illegal acts like frauds, defaulters for paying tax and used to ask money to settle the illegal acts. “The gang was accepting payment through electronic currency and withdraw them in Indian currency,” the spokesman said.

He said that the complaint has been lodged against the accused on behalf of the state while further investigation is going on.

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