NEW DELHI: Police have busted a call centre whose employees were impersonating Microsoft staffers and duping people. Four people have been arrested and 10 others are being questioned. The accused had even procured a toll free number of Spain to sound genuine, police said.
The arrested men have been identified as Mohammed Tauqeer Kidwai — the owner, Imran, Azam and Deepak Lal.
“Five Google accounts have been seized and four laptops and 10 CPUs, along with hard disks, have been recovered. Cops have seized four Wi-Fi routers that were being used in the crime, apart from 14 mobile handsets belonging to the accused,” said RP Meena, DCP (southeast).
The call centre was located in southeast Delhi’s Sunlight Colony.
On January 13, police had received a tip-off that some people were running a racket targeting foreigners in Spain posing as executives of Microsoft Corporation.
“It also come to notice that the fraudsters were engaged in using illegal techniques of VoIP Calling bypassing the legal International Long Distance gateways and, thus, causing wrongful loss to the public exchequer,” the DCP said.
Subsequently, a raid was conducted at the given address and many people were found engaged in calls and international numbers were displayed on screens installed on the desktop.
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