24 Arrested For Duping People By Offering Phones At Cheap Rates in Delhi.
Delhi police arrested a bogus call center and arrested 24 people, including 15 women, from the Rohini area, authorities said on Saturday.
The defendants misled victims, mainly from the northeastern states and Odisha, under the pretext of offering them cheap mobile phones through a lottery scheme, they said.
Police said Ramkumar (34), Shyam Kumar (35), and Govind (22), all residents of Sultanpuri in Delhi, owned the call center.
On Friday, the police received information about the fake call center operating in Rohini Sector-7 that allegedly misled people under the pretext of offering them cheap mobile phones through a lottery scheme, said a senior police officer.
“The police raided the call center and arrested the defendants. The investigation revealed that most of the victims were from the northeastern states,” said Deputy Police Commissioner (Rohini) Pranav Tayal.
During questioning, it was revealed that the defendant used to collect the mobile phone numbers of people residing in other Internet states, the DCP said.
They made random calls to people across the country and lured them with lucrative offers. They told people that their number had been selected for the offer where they would get a mobile phone worth 17,000 rupees for a payment of just 4,500 rupees, police said.
To gain the trust of customers, they used the post office as a logistics service provider. However, instead of sending mobile phones, they would send cheap wallets, belts, soaps, etc. in the package, police said.
The police also raided the defendants’ warehouse located in Rohini Sector-20 and recovered packages that were ready to be delivered. The three owners of a bogus call center were also arrested from there, police said.
The police recovered three computers, 52 cell phones, 384 packages, and other items.
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