Hyderabad: Cops bust fake call centre, cryptocurrency worth Rs 55 lakh confiscated; 17 held

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Hyderabad: In a major crackdown, cybercrime team from Cyberabadbusted a fake call centre operating out of Kolkata in West Bengal. The team arrested 17 people and recovered cryptocurrency worth lakhs.
Police said that acting on tip-off they conducted raid. They received information about the racket some 15 days ago and then raided a villa in Cyberabad Commissionerate limits and arrested three persons. During the interrogation, the accused revealed the fake call centres operating from the main branch in Kolkata, The New Indian Express reported.
The cyber fraudsters mostly targeted US citizens using emails and calls from foreign mobile numbers by procuring numbers purchased from the Dark Net. In addition, the fraudsters would use Bitcoin, a cryptocurrency to evade the police net. Police said they recovered about Rs 55 lakh worth of cryptocurrency, making it the first instance of Bitcoin being confiscated by State police.

Recently, a YouTuber based in the United States exposed a call centre operating in the heart of tech-hub Hyderabad and posted a video on his channel related to this investigation.

The YouTube channel, ‘Scammer Payback’ shared a video claiming a scamming company running from the fifth floor of a Madhapur-based building was duping American and Australian citizens.

In the video, the YouTuber showed the satellite image of the building in question at 100 Feet Road, Hi-tech city and claimed that the scammers are operating on the fifth floor of the building.

Based on complaint, Cyberabad police checked the premises for suspicious activities, however, the operations were shut by then.

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