According to the information posted on West Delhi DCP Twitter account, 32 people are arrested during a raid on a fake call centre. The centre is suspected of carrying out scams targeting Canadians. They used to scam Canadians out of their money via fraudulent phone calls, asking information about their SIN numbers.
According to Delhi Police, they have arrested 32 people and the call centre has been shut down.
Shocking data reveals that in this SIN scam, at least one Canadian had been duped out of $13,500.
New Delhi deputy police commissioner Sameer Sharma said ,”It was learned that [the scammers] are cheating innocent peoples based [in Canada] on the false pretext of saving them from non-existing social insurance number (SIN) violations.”
Police raid at the call centre located in West Dehli and the 3 supervisors were present were questioned about the fraudulent calls activity, but they “could not give any satisfactory answer,” he said.
The scammers used to operate the call centre during night time in India. According to statement,”On sustained questioning, they divulged that they were engaged in calling [Canadians] and impersonating [themselves] as genuine Canadian police and Service Canada officials.”
In this raid, Indian Police seized equipment used in call centre which include 55 computers, 35 phones and script pages, Spoofing technology, (to make numbers appear as Canadian numbers)