Washington sources reported that fifteen people, including some of Indian-origin, and five India-based call centres have been indicted in a multi-million call centre scam that victimized thousands of people in the US. Accordingly seven people were arrested on Thursday in the US for their alleged involvement in the scam that victimized over 2,000 people, resulting in over $5.5 million in losses.
The US Justice Department said in a press release that seven defendants and five call centres in India were also charged for their alleged involvement. According to report Mohamed Kazim Momin, Palak Kumar Patel, Mohammed Sozab Momin, Devin Bradford Pope, Nicholas Alezander Deane, Drue Kyle Riggins and Jantz Parrish Miller were arraigned before US Magistrate Judge Janet F. King.
US Attorney Byung J. Pak said “Internal Revenue
Service (federal tax agency) and payday loan phone schemes seek to profit by
exploiting US citizens, including the most vulnerable members of our
community". Meanwhile this indictment and yesterday’s arrests demonstrate
our commitment to identifying and prosecuting those who hide behind these types
of phone scams.
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