Fake call centre targeting US citizens busted, three held

Ahmedabad, May 10 (PTI):
Police have busted a fake call centre being operated from Ahmedabad and targeting US citizens on the pretext of providing them quick loans, and arrested three persons in this connection, officials said on Monday.
Based on a specific tip-off, a cyber crime team raided the call centre located in Jagatpur area and nabbed the trio, identified as Bharatsinh Mandola (35), Akhilesh Nair (23) and Ajay Sonavane (28), all residents of Ahmedabad.
The accused used to call unsuspecting Americans by identifying themselves as representatives of the ‘USA Speedy Cash Loan Centre’ and lure people by offering them quick loans, a release by the cyber crime branch said.
To win the trust of people and project their firm as genuine, they used to make calls using a specialised software, and persons on the other side would see a US telecom number on their phone screen rather than an Indian number, it said.
Once the victims expressed willingness to take loan, the accused would tell them that the loan could not be disbursed because of less credit score.

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