Research in to a Rs 1,900 crore call centre scam has unearthed ratings of questionable ventures in towns such as for instance Delhi and Mumbai that seek to dupe naive foreigners, showcasing the underbelly of India’s business that is booming outsourcing (BPO) industry.

Officials probing the scenario where call centre workers posed that they found evidence of five kinds of online fraud networks in Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Vadodra, Surat, Gurgaon, Noida ,Delhi and Mumbai as US revenue officers over the phone and cheated Americans told HT. The shadowy organizations consist of illegally exporting medicine, bogus cheque deposits and swindling clients by providing non existent loans and extorting funds from financial loan defaulters. “The scammers are not just robbing international nationals of the wages, but bringing a pity to your country too,” said a senior Thane criminal activity branch official, requesting privacy.

The crime branch arrested the mastermind that is alleged of scam, 24 year old Sagar Thakkar alias Shaggy, earlier in the day this month after raids final October on their fraudulence call centers in Thane. Nonetheless they have already been not able to locate his ill gotten millions. As jurisdiction restrictions don’t allow Thane Police to conduct search and seizures at far off places, information happens to be passed away on the state director general of authorities having a demand to alert authorities within the states that are respective the organised con syndicates.

Increasing reports of these fraudulence organizations is bound to harm India’s $110 billion BPO industry that hurts from deficiencies in robust oversight and regulation that is tight specialists say. a job that is mounting for fresh graduates fuels such frauds which are usually come to an end of flats by a small number of individuals with low technology help, which makes it burdensome for authorities to nab culprits.

Early in the day this thirty days, HT investigated one such Gurgaon based call