Cops bust fake call centre in Kharadi

ST Correspondent
Saturday, 13 January 2018

According to DCP Sudhir Hiremath, the popup message would ask a user to pay $100 through an Itune card  to get their problem solved. The message conveyed to the user that their system has crashed.

PUNE: Officials of the Cyber Crime Cell (CCC) busted a fake call centre run by a gang involved in cheating US citizens by posting fake popup messages on their Apple iPhone and iPad of it getting crashed. The officials arrested two persons running the call centre, V Tech Solutions in Kharadi. 

According to DCP Sudhir Hiremath, the popup message would ask a user to pay $100 through an Itune card  to get their problem solved. The message conveyed to the user that their system has crashed. Once the Itunes card number was conveyed to the accused, they would get benefits from the card. 

“The accused has cheated over 175 people to the tune of Rs 10 lakh,” a press note issued by CCC officials stated. The police have arrested the two accused identified as Aditya Kale and Rohit Mathur. The accused have installed such popup on iPhones and Ipads of more than 1,500 US citizens. 

The police also seized six hard disks, a laptop, a router from the call centre. Police inspector Gajanan Pawar is investigating the case. Assitant Police Inspector Sagar Panmanand, Sub-Inspector Kiran Aute and Sonali Fatangare were part of the investigation team.

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