Indian call center scammed US$14mn out of 4,500 Americans

Indian call center scammed US$14mn out of 4,500 Americans

An India-based team of scammers duped around 4,500 Americans in two years, losing an estimated US$14 million.

According to the report by The New York Times, these scammers called their victims and told them that their bank account details were found at drug cartel crime scenes, adding that the only way to avoid arrest was to transfer money to the scammers. 

The victims then were “asked to buy Bitcoins or Google gift cards worth all the money in their accounts,” which were then transferred to a “safe government wallet” that actually belonged to the scammers.

New Delhi police already arrested 50 people involved with the scam.

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