Indian police arrest phone scammers targeting Canadians

 

Indian police have arrested 32 people in relation to a phone scam targeting Canadians.

After raiding an industrial building in the Moti Nagar, West Delhi area, police discovered several calls in progress that appeared to involve foreign phone numbers.

Police seized 55 computers, 35 cell phones, 2 internet routers, pages of a script used to con people, among other things.

The 32 suspects arrested range in age from 18 to 37 years old.

According to a press release, the suspects used Voice over Internet Protocol technology to disguise the phone numbers they were calling from and make them appear to be local numbers.

The suspects would then scam people into providing their personal information by informing them they owed money to some sort of government agency and threatened to have the person arrested if they didn't agree to pay the fees.

They managed to scam thousands of dollars from people, and one Canadian in particular was duped into giving them $13,500.

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