News : Fake Call Centre Staff Got Bonus for Meeting Targets
Mumbai, India, October, 2016 -- Investigations into the telecalling racket busted by the Thane police on Wednesday have revealed a highly organised set-up, in which young men and women were interviewed, trained, paid monthly salaries and were even given bonuses for meeting weekly targets set by the masterminds.
In one of their biggest operations, the Thane police, in simultaneous raids on three ‘call centres’, picked up 772 people in connection with a racket where telecallers were contacting U.S. citizens posing as officers of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and conning them into paying ‘fines’ for ‘tax default’. The accused are believed to have cheated thousands of Americans into paying hundreds of crores of rupees in the last one year that they have been active.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Published: Wednesday, October 12, 2016