Noida: Noida Police have arrested nine persons for running a fake call centre through which they duped people of large sums by offering non-existent jobs and loans. Police said that the gang used to target jobseekers and unemployed people after getting their contact details from various job portals and websites.
According to police, the nine accused have been identified as Javed, Ravindra, Sohanveer, Vipin, Anita, Farman, Jolly, Mohammad Tajamoor and Akash. Police said that all the accused are hail from Meerut, Muzaffarnagar and Baghpat District. A huge cache of IT equipment and mobile phones used for running the fake job racket have been seized by the police. Arun Kumar Singh, Superintendent of Police (City) said that police acted upon a complaint of fraud received from a Rajasthan based person who alleged that few persons promised him job and loans but never picked phone after he deposited a sum of money being asked by them.
"We received a complaint from a persons who alleged that the fake company has duped him with around Rs 3 lakhs 60 thousand on name of providing job and loan. When he didn't get what was promised, he asked them to return the money, instead they abused him and threatened him with dire consequences" said Singh.
The officer added that police registered a case in this regard and upon investigating found that the racket was being operated from a building in sector 63 of Noida.
"As many as 10-15 people were employed at the call centre, which was being operated without permission. The gang members stolen data from a job portal which was used by the call centre employees to reach out to candidates, who were promised jobs, interviews and loans in lieu of money but they were never given what promised" added Singh.
Police said that they seized 14 mobile phones, a laptop, one printer and several documents compromising of fake appointment letter and loan related documents