The Assam Police have busted a global cyber fraud racket in Guwahati and arrested not less than 5 individuals in connection, officers stated on Saturday.
The police on Friday night additionally shut down a number of city-based name centres and faux buyer care centres.
Of the 5 arrested individuals, three had been recognized as Debajyoti Dey (31), Rajan Sidana (39), and Divyam Arora (31).
Meanwhile, with the help of the Bajali Police, two masterminds who had managed to flee Guwahati, had been captured late Friday night time close to Bhabanipur in Barpeta district.
However, their identities haven’t been revealed.
During the raids, 191 employees from the decision centres — 144 males and 47 girls — had been detained.
They are from Tripura, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, Punjab, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and West Bengal.
At least 164 desktop computer systems, 90 laptops, 26 cellphones, and different digital units had been additionally seized.
Guwahati police commissioner Diganta Barah stated: “Based on intelligence reports, some scammer gangs operating in Guwahati are running call centers across India and defrauding and scamming Indians and foreigners by creating ‘Tech Support’ Pop-Ups on users’ computers and posing as legitimate customer service representatives to trick people into parting with their money or personal information by making a variety of false claims.”
A case has been registered at Cyber Police Station in Guwahati.
According to Barah, the gang is suspected of stealing tens of millions of rupees from trusting victims.
He defined that they might name individuals who had not requested to talk to them, pose as representatives of well-known companies or organisations, and lure them into downloading distant desktop software program or divulging private data.
“The conmen would utilise this information to steal money from the victims’ bank accounts or sell their personal data on the dark web, ” the Guwahati police commissioner stated.
Meanwhile, the police are wanting into the scenario extra and are searching for the fugitive masterminds.
Additionally, they advise people to not expose any delicate data over the telephone and to be looking out for such scams.