Police have broken an illegal call center in Mumbai containing 11 persons, who used to cheat American citizens by promising them attractive returns on investment, an official said on Friday.
Officials of Unit -3 of the crime branch had specific information about the unauthorized call center being operated from Wadala (East) that was involved in cheating people by asking them to credit USD 500 to 1000 in their bank accounts to get attractive returns.
He said that the blamed used to approach US citizens by making them believe they were shouting from the UK, New Delhi, and Mumbai and would ask them to invest in shares, cash, and things promising good recoveries.
Regardless, the official said those who supported these devices were not paid what they were promised. During the research, police found the indicted persons had contacted over 2,000 investors and cheated them to several crores.
Police held 15 laptops, one desktop, two routers, and a LAN machine from the call center premises, said the official.
He said, The arrested persons were explained before a court, which sent them to police custody till January 27.
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