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SHAM CALL CENTRE INDULGED IN CHEATING UK RESIDENTS BY IMPERSONATING AS UK TAX DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL BUSTED, TWO ARRESTED.

November 20, 2020 09:14 AM

 New Delhi (Face2News)

A PCR call vide DD No. 44A was received at PS Prasad Nagar on November 7, therein the caller informed that Income Tax fake call center is being operated at office No-602, 6th floor, Gagandeep Building, Rajinder Place, New Delhi. The PCR call was assigned to HC Rohitas,who alongwith Ct. Shiv Kumar rushed to the spot. On reaching at the spot i.e.office no- 608 and 609, 6th floor, Gagandeep Building and they foundthat a call centre is being operated. HC Rohitas informed the matter to SHO/Prasad Nagar.

Thereafter, a team of dedicate police persons wasconstituted in close supervision of Sh. H S P Singh, ACP/ Karol Bagh including Ins. Ram Narayan, SHO/Prasad Nagar, ATO/Inspr. AnishSharma, Insp./Inv. Rampal, SI Ranvir Singh, SI Sanjay Kumar, W/SI Pooja, ASIAmbrish Kumar and Ct. Ashok. The team reached at the spot and 19 persons (13 Males and 6 Females) were found present. They were engaged inmaking and receiving internet call through the laptop at the office/Call centre.i.e. 609, 6th floor, Gagandeep Building, Rajinder Place, New Delhi.

One person identified as Mr. Parvinder Singh s/o late Sh. Harender Pal Singh r/o H No-28, 1st Floor, Engineer EnclavePitampura, Delhi, aged 36 years was supervising the activity of the callers on floors as well as he himself was engaged too. On asking, he could not furnish any satisfactory reasons. It was divulged that they were engaged in making calls to foreign (UK) nationals impersonating themselves as genuine UK tax department officials through VOIP call (VICI DIAL Software). In thisprocess, they were by passing the legal gateways and were causing wrongful lossto government Exchequer and cheating the innocent persons at abroad. In this regard, a case vide FIR No. 286/20, u/s 419/420/120-B/34/IPC,66C & 66D IT Act, Dated 8/11/20, PSPrasad Nagar has been registered and investigation was taken up.

During further investigation, it came toknowledge that accused Parvinder and his associate Pankaj Kapoor picked customers mobile numbers (Data of UK residents) from website ‘BT.Com’,Call centre India, facebook and Affiliates’ 4 You Com. Thereafter, they bought Computer systems and set-up a Call Centre of around 20 seats and accused recruited employees through various means i.e. newspapers and others. The Callcenter started functioning about one and half year ago. No license orpermission was obtained from Government. Accused was running the Call Centrediscretely in UK shift hours from 1:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

INVESTIGATION AND INTERROGATION: Mr.Sanjay Bhatia, DCP, Central Distt , said, during investigation, it revealed that accused Parvinder Singh wasrunning illegal call center in partnership with accused Pankaj Kapoor. It is disclosedby accused Parvinder Singh that Pankaj Kapoor also regularly received huge cashshare of the cheated amount as being a partner of accused Parvinder Singh.Accused Parvinder Singh has been arrested in the case. Other 13 alleged personshave also been interrogated in PS and released after being bond down in thecase. Accused Parvinder Singh was produced in the court and 3 days PC remandwas obtained to arrest co-accused persons and to find further evidences relating to case.

During further investigation, it came toknowledge that accused Parvinder and his associate Pankaj Kapoor picked customers mobile numbers (Data of UK residents) from website ‘BT.Com’,Call centre India, facebook and Affiliates’ 4 You Com. Thereafter, they bought Computer systems and set-up a Call Centre of around 20 seats and accused recruited employees through various means i.e. newspapers and others. The Callcenter started functioning about one and half year ago. No license orpermission was obtained from Government. Accused was running the Call Centrediscretely in UK shift hours from 1:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

Accused was running the Call Centre on pretext of running an agency Kapoor Tour & Travels Company. His employees used to call to random phone numbers to UK citizensand telling them that they are calling from deptt. “Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs’ that in Tax authorities, of the UK. They asked them to pay their due Taxes. The cheatedamount was received in the virtual accounts available at Paxful.com.

They created fake account on Paxful.com started chatting on its messenger.Paxful.com provided them virtual account numbers of transfer of money.Initially they used to contact the account holder and threaten them about theconsequences if they don’t transfer money in the accounts then the cheatedamount was received in these paxful accounts. Thereafter Payment was acceptedin a digital bank account of “Monese” and later converted into Bitcoin througha Bitcoin contact who gave cash to accused after deducting his commission.

Further he disclosed that the Co-accused Sourabh is accomplice ofaccused Pankaj Kapoor, who through Havala and other means, bring cheated money into India for accused Pankaj Kapoor and hisassociates Parvinder Singh. Out of 19 alleged 6 Females who were working atthe call center who were interrogated and they were bound down and released.

RECOVERIES: Cash Rs. 19,64,400/, 32 Laptops, 24 Routers and Modems., 5 Mobile Phones, Study and training material/ Training material,Diary containing records., 26 Head phones, 25 mouses, 2 Jam remover/CD destroyer, Stationery, 22 Chargers, 3 calculators, cables, Extension cords, OneHP laser Printer. 

PROFILE OF ARRESTEDACCUSED PERSONS :

Parvinder Singh s/o late Sh. Harender Pal Singh r/o H No-28, 1stFloor, Engineer Enclave Pitampura, Delhi, aged 36 years. There is no previous involvement found.He is a graduate in B.Com. He was unemployed most of the time. In February 2019, he searched UK scams on you tube and started this call centre with his brother-in-law (Jeeja) Pankaj Kapoor.

Pankaj Kapoor S/o Sh. Harminder Singh R/o H-5/11, 2ndFloor, Sec-11, Rohini, New Delhi. Aged 40 yrs. (FIRNo. 317/20, u/s 307 IPC & 25/27/54 Arms Act, PS Begumpur, Delhi.) He has studied upto 12th class and he used to work as property dealer inRohini before starting this call centre with Parvinder Singh.

 
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