Fake Call Centre busted in Gurugram for blackmailing loan borrowers
Nine women among 38 arrested
Gurugram, March 12 (Delhi Crown): As many as nine women are among 38 people arrested in Gurugram for allegedly running a fake Call Centre for blackmailing loan borrowers by sending their forged nude pictures and forcing them to part with money, local police confirmed on Saturday.
The fake Call Centre was running from Plot No. 26 (first floor) of Udyog Vihar Phase 1, added the police.
Owners of the fake Call Centre have been identified as Abhinav Vashishth, a resident of village Khedi Haujdarpur, Jhajhar, and Shantanu Kaushik, a resident of Pooth Kalan, Rohini, Delhi.
Those working at the Call Centre here allegedly used certain Chinese applications in a bid to reach out to friends and relatives of loan borrowers, and then blackmailed them by sending their forged nude pictures to their friends/relatives.
Scared of being “exposed”, many loan borrowers were forced to repay the loan amount even before the prescribed limit and also “penalty” amount. They were asked to deposit the money in two UPI (Unified Payments Interface) IDs.
A total of Rs 170,000, 27 laptops and 44 mobile phones were recovered from the spot.
All those arrested are being interrogated by the Gurugram Police, in a bid to ascertain how many people they had duped so far.