The scammers would tell victims their bank accounts would be frozen unless they paid money to a ‘safe government account’. Photo: Dickson Lee
The scammers would tell victims their bank accounts would be frozen unless they paid money to a ‘safe government account’. Photo: Dickson Lee
India

Indian call centre that cheated Americans of US$14 million gave staff Christmas bonuses

  • Workers used fake American accents to swindle some 4,500 people by claiming their bank accounts were linked to drug cartels in Mexico and Colombia
  • The racket is the latest in a spate of scandals involving fake call centres, with new cases being discovered by cybersecurity investigators every few weeks

The scammers would tell victims their bank accounts would be frozen unless they paid money to a ‘safe government account’. Photo: Dickson Lee
The scammers would tell victims their bank accounts would be frozen unless they paid money to a ‘safe government account’. Photo: Dickson Lee
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