Thane: Maharashtra police today busted at least nine call centers in a massive operation in Mira Road town and detained over allegedly threatening United States (US) and people of other foreign nationals.
According to sources, near about 200 police personnel puts raids today which will continue till Wednesday.
Police told media persons, the call centre employees reportedly posed as US Tax Department officials who use to force the victims, mostly loan defaulters to part with their confidential bank and financial details, or threatened them with penal action.
After the scared victims provided the details, the call centre employees managed to siphon off money from their bank accounts.
As per tentative estimates, the daily turnover from these fraudulent practices is pegged at a whopping Rs 10 million per day (Rs 1 crore daily), even as a probe is on to figure out the exact amounts that may be involved and number of people who have been defrauded.