Noida’s fake call centre operated with data worth Rs 2,500 to run multi-crore loan scam

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Noida/IBNS-CMEDIA: Phone data purchased online for just Rs 2,500 was used in a multi-crore loan scam that defrauded hundreds of people from a fake call centre in Noida, media reported

Eleven people, including nine women, were arrested for selling fake insurance policies and loans, reported NDTV.

The call centre, run by former life insurance policy agents Ashish and Jitendra, operated from the fourth floor of a building in Noida’s Sector 51 market for over a year, the report said.

The gang targeted individuals outside Delhi-NCR, enticing them with promises of high returns on loans and insurance policies.

Ashish and Jitendra hired nine women as call centre executives to sell these fraudulent policies.

They obtained SIM cards using fake Aadhaar cards, which they purchased illegally, to conceal their identities while contacting unsuspecting victims, the report said.

The operation worked on a commission basis—the more victims they ensnared, the more money they earned.

The money scammed from victims was deposited into a Punjab National Bank account rented for Rs 10,000 a month from a man named Arvind in Karnataka, according to the report.

Ashish and Jitendra then used debit cards to withdraw the funds in Noida.

During a police raid, a black diary used by Ashish was discovered, documenting every financial transaction in the year-long scam that generated crores of rupees.

The bust was conducted on Friday in a joint operation by the Crime Response Team (CRT) and the local Sector 49 police station officials, as stated by Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Shakti Mohan Avasthy.

A similar scam case had been filed against the culprits in Ranchi, he added.