Call centre scam: FBI official meets Thane police chief

At least 12 call centres were raided as they were allegedly used to make calls to US citizens with staffers pretending to be making calls on behalf of IRS, and fraudulently collecting money from them.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: October 21, 2016 6:40 pm
mumbai, mumbai call centre raids, call centre raids in maharashtra, thane call centre, call centre racket busted, call centre, fake irs officials, us citizens, india news, latest news File Photo: A police official, right, escorts two men outside the court in Thane, outskirts of Mumbai. hursday, Oct. 6, 2016. (Source: AP/Rajanish Kakade, file)

A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) official Friday met the Thane police commissioner and shared details of the call centre scam being probed by the Thane police.

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At least 12 call centres were raided as they were allegedly used to make calls to US citizens with staffers pretending to be making calls on behalf of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and fraudulently collecting money from them.

Thane police commissioner Param Bir Singh said, “He provided certain inputs that will help our investigation. He said there are two Indians who are in FBI’s custody in connection with a similar crime. They are checking if they are in any way linked to the accused arrested by us.”

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