Four more Mumbai call centres under scanner

Operators at eight Mira Road call centres were earlier found to have duped people in the US pretending to be officials from the IRS and extracting money by threatening them with a “tax investigation”.

Written by Rohit Alok | Mumbai | Published:October 10, 2016 1:52 am

THE Thane police’s probe into the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scam led them to four more call centres at different locations of Mira Road Saturday. Police searched the new locations but found them deserted. Officers said those running the four call centres seemed to have fled with most of the hard disks and servers.

Operators at eight Mira Road call centres were earlier found to have duped people in the US pretending to be officials from the IRS and extracting money by threatening them with a “tax investigation”.

Police said that scripts similar to those found at the raided call centres have been recovered from the new locations. The scripts suggest that the ‘dialers’ at these locations were impersonating officials from the US Department of the Treasury.

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