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DELHI POLICE CYCBER CELL BUSTED FAKE CALL CENTRE USED TO CHEAT SPANISH, FOUR ARRESTED

January 14, 2021 06:35 PM

TEN PERSONS JOINED INVESTIGATION AND RELEASED, FIVE GOOGLE ACCOUNTS SEIZED, FOUR LAPTOPS RECOVERED, TEN HARD DISC FROM TEN CPU’S RECOVERED,  FOUR WIFI ROUTER RECOVERED, 14 MOBILE PHONES RECOVERED  

New Delhi (Face2News)

A case of online cheating by VoIP call across international boundries by usingVoIP software to cheat foreign nationals by impersonating themselves asexecutives of Microsoft corporation has been registered by District Cyber Cell of South-East District Delhi and arrested four persons Imran, Mohd.Tauqueer Kidwai, Mohd. Azam and Deepak Lal. 

Mr. R.P. Meena, IPS, DCP, South East Distt. said, on 13.01.2021, a secret information was received at District Cyber Cell,South-East District that some persons in an organized way are running onlinecheating/fraud racket at Ashram Sunlight Colony targeting foreigners in Spainposing as executives of Microsoft Corporation. It also come to notice that the fraudsters are engaged in using illegal techniques of VoIP Calling by passing the legal International Long Distance (ILD) Gateways and thus causing wrongful loss to Government Exchequer and wrongful gain to themselves. They were cheating innocent people based in Spain on the false pretext of giving services of Microsoft Corporation.

The secret information was conveyed to senior officers. Immediately,a raiding team was constituted under the supervision of Sh. Ram Sunder ACP/Operation comprising of Inspr. Sandeep Panwar, SI Gaurav Choudhary, ASIMohd. Harun, HC Ashok Kumar and W/Ct. Poonam to nab the culprits. Raid wasconducted at given address in Ashram Sunlight Colony Delhi where many personswere engage in making/ receiving the calls and international numbers were being displayed on screens installed at the desktop. The persons were identified as Mohd.Azam, Vivek Singh, Aarif, Vishal Tiwari, Haidar, Kumud Sharma, Shahid Raza,Izaz Ahmad, Deepak Lal, Tauseef, Shubhan, Shadab and Imran.

Mr. Mohd. Tauqueer Kidwai S/o M.H. Kidwai R/o Gaffar Manzil, Jamia Nagar Delhi was also found in the floor, who accepted that he is the owner of this call centre and also runs a property business & travel agency in the name of M/s Vacation Rental Services Pvt. Ltd. systems installed in the said office.

The accused persons have a Toll-free number of Spain for advertisement of rental properties. On the basis of thesaid toll-free numbers, they used to get calls from Spain but instead ofreceiving the calls, they used to call the caller back to reduce theircost/invoice on their toll-free number. They used to impersonate as officialsfrom Microsoft and used to cheat them impersonating themselves as officialsfrom Microsoft. 

The email account sales.senac@gmail.com was  checked and it was found that one email was received from email IDmcd48carri@hotmail.com was found to be stating that ‘they are not from Microsoft and she will report the matter to police’ some other emails in thesaid email account also popped up when searched with word “policia” meaning“police” in Spanish there are many emails/Google accounts. The email accountswere seized through seizure memo. Total five email accounts were seized and a Case FIR No. 11/21 dated 14.01.21 u/s 419/420/120B/34 IPC and 66-D IT Act wasregistered at PS Sunlight Colony Delhi.

During course of investigation, five email accounts, four laptops and 10 hard discsfrom 10 CPU’s which were being run by the accused persons were seized from theplace of occurrence. During investigation main role of four persons Imran,Mohd. Tauqueer Kidwai, Mohd. Azam and Deepak Lal was found in running this callcentre. They were arrested in the case. An other ten persons joined in the investigation but they were released after serving notice to join the investigation in future if require.

MODUS OPERANDI: The accused persons have a Toll-free number of Spain for advertisement of rental properties. On the basis of thesaid toll-free numbers, they used to get calls from Spain but instead ofreceiving the calls, they used to call the caller back to reduce theircost/invoice on their toll-free number. They used to impersonate as officialsfrom Microsoft and used to cheat them impersonating themselves as officialsfrom Microsoft. 

PROFILE OF ACCUSED PERSONS: 

Accused Imran S/o Jari R/o Vill. Godhai Mandi, Tajganj, Agra (UP) age 25 yrs. No previous involvement has been found against him., Accused Mohd. Tauqueer Kidwai S/o M.H. KidwaiR/o H. No. 144, 2nd Floor, Street No. 15, Gaffar Manzil, Jamia Nagar, New Delhiage 27 yrs. No previous involvement has been found against him. Accused Mohd. Azam S/o Mohd. Haneef R/o 29/44, Kachela Sarai, Tajganj, Agra (UP) age 27yrs. No previous involvement has been found against him.. Accused Deepak Lal S/o Jeevan Lal R/o H. No. 31, Masigarh, Near Sukhdev Vihar, Delhi age 27 yrs. No previousinvolvement has been found against him. 

 
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