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CALL CENTER USED TO CHEAT CREDIT CARD HOLDERS,  OPERATING ON PAN INDIA BASIS BUSTED

CALL CENTER USED TO CHEAT CREDIT CARD HOLDERS, OPERATING ON PAN INDIA BASIS BUSTED

NEW DELHI : A team of Special Investigation Unit -1/Crime Branch , consisting of SI Santosh, SI Sumit, HC Aditya, HC Yogendra, HC Lokendra, HC Anuj, HC Surya, HC Pankaj, HC Jitendra, Ct Maha Singh, Ct Talvinder, Ct Amit, and Ct Anil led by Insp. Satish Rana, and in direct supervision of Shri Raj Kumar Saha, ACP/Special Investigation Unit – I, Crime Branch, Delhi in a month long dedicated operation to bring to fore all members of the syndicate has arrested Eleven accused persons involved in cheating the innocent citizens on the pretext of increasing credit card limit, activating the newly issued cards and on the pretext of redeeming reward points. The chain of arrest mentions the name of kingpin Omaan @ Abid, the person running the call center and his employees and persons arranging data of credit card holders stealing the same from a company involved in selling of insurance of credit cards and protection of credit cards. In this regard a case vide FIR No.08/22, dated 01.02.22, u/s 419/420/120B/34 IPC has been registered at PS Crime Branch, Delhi. The details and brief profile of arrested persons have been mentioned below.

In continuing effort to nab the Cyber fraudsters, who were duping gullible citizens, secret information was received by HC Yogendra and Ct Maha Singh that one person named Omaan is running a small illegal call Centre in Janakpuri area of Delhi meant for duping several people by credit card fraud in the name of increasing credit card limit, activating the newly issued cards and on the pretext of redeeming reward points. This Pan India Gang of online cheaters managed to obtain the details such as mobile number and name of persons who have been recently issued credit cards by a nationalised Bank and then the employees sitting in the call center provided written transcript by accused Omaan used to make calls to these citizens by introducing themselves as bank executive from the same bank’s Credit Card Department. They obtained the credit card details and OTP from innocent people and thus transferred the cheated amount through Mobikwik wallet, which enables their users to pay & save on online transactions, from this wallet they used to transfer the money in several fake accounts opened for the cheating purpose.
The information was further developed and on 31.01.22, a raid was conducted by the team of SI Santosh and other members under supervision of ACP Raj Kumar Saha and three persons were apprehended from a rented accommodation, in Mahavir Nagar, Delhi, used as a call center. 102 SIM cards,14 Mobile phones, registers having details of cheated persons and credit cards details as well and transcript of conversation used by the caller to communicate with the targeted persons/credit card holder and 28 A-4 sheets containing details of newly issued credit cards holders which they have managed to secure illegally have been recovered . In this regard a case vide FIR No.08/22, dated01.02.22, Police Station 419/420/120B/34 Police Station has been registered at Police Station Crime Branch, Delhi. In continuing efforts of staff total 11 accused have been arrested so far including the last chain of persons who have provided data of credit card holders to accused Omaan passing through several intermediates, have also been arrested.

On sustained and in depth interrogation, the arrested persons revealed that Accused Omaan who has studied up to 12 standard from a school in his home town Kairana, Distt Shamli, UP and also passed IELTS tests used to work in a credit card selling company in 2015 and worked there for two months, then he started DSA for selling credit cards in Janakpuri area. He also started a fake call center to cheat the persons who have sent their resume for getting a job on different job sites. They used to call the aspirants promising to provide a job and got money transferred in their fake accounts for the same. Recently, for last two three months he was running this fake call center to cheat the credit cards holders as he has gained experience in this field. He has employed two girls as telecaller who were being paid a salary apart from other incentives. Accused Kaif used to provide data sheets of credit card holders purchasing the same from accused Hasim , who was purchasing it from accused Parvinder and Vishal who in turn getting it from accused Ravi and Sajan. Accused Ravi and Saajan were receiving the data from Sanjay Pandit who was manager in a software company in Noida which deals in card protection plan, who is the last chain in the total arrest. These accused were working in company having its office in sec-16, Noida, UP and having its business of CPP( Credit Card Protection Schemes) , they were working in the call center as senior customer care executives and had excess to the data of credit card holders. This company has legal tie up with a nationalized bank. In total all the accused have earned up to 50-70- lacs rupees out of this cheating racket. Approximately, a data of 50,000 credit cards holders have been provided to accused Omaan so far through chain of many intermediate accused persons. Both, accused Ravi and Sajan had already been removed from job two year back. More than 100 persons have been cheated by these accused so far across the country. Accused Faizan Ahmad @ Faiz came in touch with main accused Omaan before two months in CP, Delhi and who joined this gang. Accused Faizan arranged fake bank accounts.

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