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US Indicts Dozens in $300 Million Indian Call Center Scheme - New York Times

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors brought charges on Thursday against dozens of people accused of taking part in a giant international crime ring that relied on Indian telephone call centers to bilk thousands of Americans out of more than $300 million ...and more »

20 arrested, 61 charged in India-based IRS phone scam case - Ars Technica

On Thursday morning, federal authorities in Texas unsealed criminal charges against dozens of people who are accused of being part of a “transnational criminal organization” that allegedly victimized tens of thousands of people and yielded hundreds of ...and more »

US charges 61 defendants in call center scam based in India - PBS NewsHour

WASHINGTON — It can be a frightening call to get — and it's a familiar one for many thousands of Americans. Callers posing as tax and immigration agents are threatening arrest, deportation or other punishment unless money is sent to help clear up ...and more »

This chart shows the anatomy of the IRS phone scam - Vox

The Department of Justice arrested 20 people in the US Thursday in connection with an international phone scam — the one I wrote about last week, where an Indian call center worker would call Americans pretending to be the IRS. They would demand money ...and more »

Justice Department charges dozens in massive Indian call center scheme - Stars and Stripes

The callers in India, claiming to be officials with the Internal Revenue Service or immigration services, would present those who answered the phone with an ultimatum. Pay us, or we'll fine you, deport you or arrest you. Their network was expansive ...and more »

Dozens Charged With Scamming 15000 Victims Through Fake IRS Calls - NPR

The U.S. Department of Justice has charged 61 people and entities with conspiracy and fraud over a scam that involved phone calls from people pretending to be from the IRS or other government agencies. The conspiracy defrauded at least 15,000 people of ...and more »

Feds Arrest 61 For Alleged Indian Call Center Scam That Bilked Millions From Consumers - The Consumerist

Earlier this month, police in India detained hundreds of employees in three different call centers for allegedly proliferating a scam that involved calling unsuspecting consumers masquerading as employees with the Internal Revenue Service and ...and more »

US Takes Down Call-Center Financial Scam - Wall Street Journal

Federal authorities said Thursday they had dismantled a massive call-center scheme perpetrated by individuals in the U.S. and India who bilked thousands of Americans out of hundreds of millions of dollars by posing as Internal Revenue Service and ...and more »

US charges 61 over India-based impersonation scam - Reuters

(Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department charged 61 people and entities on Thursday with taking part in a scam involving India-based call centers where agents impersonated Internal Revenue Service, immigration and other federal officials and demanded ...and more »

Feds charge 61 people in $300M call center scam threatening victims with arrest or deportation - New York Daily News

Over 60 people in the U.S. and India face conspiracy and wire fraud charges in the largest crackdown against a telephone scam ever, officials said. Callers from centers in India posed as federal agents to threaten victims with arrest, imprisonment ...and more »