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.
PM Narendra Modi will award medals to winners of 'Bharat Ko Janiye' quiz on January 22 New Delhi sources stated that Union Minister Sushma Swaraj said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will award medals to the winners of the 'Bharat Ko Janiye' quiz on January 22 during the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas celebration in Varanasi. Meanwhile the winners will also visit the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, she said. The quiz, conducted by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), seeks to motivate overseas Indian youth to enhance their knowledge about India and connect with their roots.
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