Arrested 13 including father and sons running the racket from city
There are many cases of people from African countries cheating people living in India for various reasons. But a shocking international scandal comes to light in Vadodara, in which people living in America were called by conmen sitting in Vadodara running a call center. They were called and given false information that warrants had been issued against them in drug trafficking and other cases and the accused charged 100 to 500 dollars to settle the case. Vadodara city SOG has busted the whole scam and arrested the accused.
As per details Jayeshan alias Mike Hargunani staying at Siddheshwar Hilarius in Harni area of the city. He run a call center on the first floor of the Residency’s Tower-C. He made bogus international calls to people living in the United States using the name of an organization called the Social Security Administration. An attempt was made to intimidate a person living in the United States by giving false information that a warrant had been issued in his name of drug trafficking or money laundering. To settle the matter, people living in the United States were asked to make a purchase on a gift card and deposit a fee of 100 to 500 dollars. The money received from America was then obtained in Indian currency through the Angadiya firm.
The city SOG team received the information about the whole matter and raided the place led by PI N.H. Brahmbhatt. The team arrested 13 people and seized mobile phones, laptops, as well as internet devices together cost around Rs 6.42 lakh.
The team arrested in the incident Jayesh alias Mike Kamlesh Hargunani (25), Shri Siddheshwar Hilarius, Harni, Vadodara,
Ishwar Kamleshji Hargunani (19), Kamlesh Gopichand Hargunani (53), Anupkumar alias Sam Chitranjan Bhattacharya (27) Assam, Vinod Raju Sangpaliyang (22) Meghalaya, Manish Lumbahadur Kshetri (21) Meghalaya, Sonu Hiralal Pandey (27) Ahmedabad, Minkukumar Chittaranjan Bhattacharya (24) Assam, Ranjit Rajesh Sinha (21) Jharkhand, Kamal Gopal Kshetri (25) Meghalaya,Nimitsingh Gambhirsingh Bohra (23) Uttarakhand, Prakash Rajesh Sinha (21) Jharkhand and Avinash Pradip Verma (22) from Uttar Pradesh.
The accused sitting in Vadodara were buying the data of US citizens from vendors in the name of the US Social Security Administration. They then using the TexNav application to make international virtual calls and told people living in US about the warrant was issued by getting an number and calling through autodialer. They were charged a fee of 100 to 500 dollars by gift card, promising to solve the matter. Money in Indian currency was obtained from dollars by giving gift card numbers and PIN numbers to vendors. So far, it has been reported that the accused cheat people and make a good amount of money from them.