Call Center duping people busted in Surat

 Call Center duping people busted in Surat

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PCB raided a complex at Jahangirpura area of Surat and busted call center that duped people in the name of investment

Surat. Prevention of Crime Branch (PCB) sleuths raided a complex at Jahangirpura area on Monday and busted a call center racket. 19 persons were arrested by police during the raid, all of whom are employees. Police is still to arrest owners of the call center. Cops said that call center used to dupe people in the name of investments.

Acting on a tip-off, PCB sleuths raided at Green Aristo Plaza at Jahangirpura area and busted call center that was operating on the third floor of the building. 19 persons including 6 females were arrested from the call center. PCB staff seized more than 55 mobile phones, eight laptops, four computers, a tablet, a POS machine and a printer from the call center.

According to police, call center employees used to call people and ask them to invest in a stock markets. Call center employees used to promise high returns against investment. Investors were given good returns intially, but later their money was being embzzled by the call center operators. Call center used to operate not only in Surat, but in entire India.

Sources said that the call center is operated Vicky Mehta and his sister Neha Mehta. Action by PCB has raised questions on the local police station officials, who were unable to detect the illegal activity going on from past seven months. Sources added that call center employees were given special training to dupe people in the name of stock market investment.

PCB officials said that the staff was hired in the name of stock market trading. Call center staff was paid Rs10000 to Rs15000 per month.

It is to be noted that few months back, Crime Branch officials raided a call center that was operating from a flat in Vesu area. Call center used to extort money from people. 20 people including 7 women were arrested during the raid conducted by police.

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