Fake call centre busted in Noida, 9 held
Noida: With the arrest of nine persons, Noida police have busted a fake call Center who duped nearly five hundred people on pretext of providing loans from banks and other finance companies.
Police officials said that the gang would ask money on the name of processing fee and file charge but the loans were never delivered.
According to police, the arrested persons have been identified as Faisal, Asad, Sameer, Bilal, Jainul, Arif, Azeem, Aman and Akil. Cops said that all the accused persons belonged to Meerut district and most of them are graduates.
Vaibhav Krishna, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Gautam Buddh Nagar said that the gang had been operating their office from a rented accommodation in sector 63 under Noida Phase III police jurisdiction.
"The gang had been running the call centre by the name of Navjivan Info Solutions private limited in sector 63 area and have used internet and other social media platforms for their advertisements. Police acted upon a complaint received from a victim who had alleged to have been duped of Rs 6 lakhs 20 thousand by the gang on pretext of providing loan. A raid was conducted and police successfully managed to nab nine persons from the building on Saturday," said Krishna. The officer further said that the gang would call the targets and ask them to pay between Rs.3500 as Rs.12430 as processing fee and file charges respectively.
"Upon interrogating them, they told police that they have duped hundreds of people on pretext of providing loans. The gang would ask the target to pay a hefty amount as processing and file charge which depends on the amount of loan. For loan amount between 1 to 9 lakhs the gang would ask for Rs 3500 as file charge and for 9 lakhs to 1 crore the file charge remained Rs 4130. They also ask for a fixed processing fee of Rs 12430 for sanctioning the loans. Also they used to lure people on the name of verified finance companies and banks. Once the amount is transferred into their bank accounts, the gang would stop receiving calls from the target," added Krishna.
Police have recovered Rs 90 thousand cash, 19 mobile phones, 2 cars and several loan forms and fake stamps from their possession.
Meanwhile police are looking for the mastermind of the gang who has been identified as Raja alias Najar Nawaz, a native of Hapur adda in Meerut.