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 ...

US cracks down on multi-million dollar India-based scam, arrests 20 people - The News Minute

US authorities have arrested 20 people and charged 32 others in an India-based scam that allegedly extorted hundreds of millions of dollars from Americans and brought shame to India and Indians with persistent, threatening calls to millions of persons ...

Indian American businessman in Texas Narasimha Bhogavalli arrested in IRS phone scam case - The American Bazaar

Narasimha Bhogavalli, 50, an Irving, Texas, Indian American businessman, has been arrested by the FBI on a federal complaint charging him with engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity in connection with an ...

IRS scam: Many duped over loans, govt grants - The Asian Age

Apart from extorting American citizens in the name of US tax and immigration agencies, employees of five Ahmedabad-based call centres — now under the scanner of the US authorities — also duped them via two other methods. The accused contacted them ...

US charges dozens in Indian call centre scam - The Straits Times

WASHINGTON • Federal prosecutors have brought charges against dozens of people accused of taking part in an international crime ring that relied on Indian phone call centres to bilk thousands of Americans out of more than US$300 million (S$418 million).

56 people charged in India-based call centre scam that may have targeted Canadians - Globalnews.ca

Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell, center, of the Criminal Division; Kenneth Magidson, left, of the Southern District of Texas; and Bruce M. Foucart, director, National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center, participate in a news ...

Data is sacred - The Indian Express

Striking a sharp blow against call centre fraud, the US Department of Justice has charged 61 individuals and entities, including 32 Indians in Ahmedabad, for cheating US citizens of millions of dollars by misusing their personal data for extortion ...

Authorities arrest dozens of IRS call center scammers - WTVD-TV

Federal authorities have arrested nearly two dozen people across the United States and 32 others at call centers across India, related to a scam involving people pretending to be with the IRS. The operators threatened people with arrest, imprisonment ...

DOJ Charges Dozens in Alleged Indian Call Center Scam Targeting US Victims - ESR NEWS

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has unsealed an indictment charging 61 individuals and entities for their alleged involvement in an Indian call center scam that victimized tens of thousands of people in the United States resulting in the loss of ...

Anatomy of the IRS phone scam - Boing Boing

If you're like me, you get frequent calls from scammers based in India pretending to be from the IRS. They threaten to come to my house or place of work to arrest and jail me unless I pay them alleged back taxes in the form of gift cards(!). They are ...

India Call Center Scam Using 'Persistent' Fake Feds Done For - Newsmax

Asst. Attorney Gen. Leslie R. Caldwell discusses call center scam. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). By Clyde Hughes | Friday, 28 Oct 2016 11:21 AM. Close. More ways to share... Stumbled. LinkedIn. Vine. Reddit. Delicious. Newstrust. Tell my politician.

Have you been the victim of a telephone extortion scam? - Chron.com

If you believe you -- or someone you know -- has been hit with a fake phone call threatening fines or punishment and requesting immediate payment to the IRS, immigration or another federal agency, the U.S. government wants to hear from you.

US Charges Several In India Call Center Scam - Dark Reading

Authorities file charges against 61 in a phone fraud that cheated 15,000 out of $250 million via identity theft and impersonation. A massive phone scam, which cheated around 15,000 people out of over $250 million, has been busted by US and Indian ...

Federal government cracks down on criminals making scam phone calls - WTNH Connecticut News (press release)

(WTNH) – The federal government is cracking down on criminals who are making scam phone calls and taking money from people. Thieves are posing as IRS or immigration agents and threatening arrest, deportation or other punishment unless people pay ...

US Government Indicts Twenty People Over IRS Scams - PYMNTS.com

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) impersonation scams have been hurting U.S. taxpayers for years, and now, government officials are announcing that 20 people in the U.S. have been arrested and two more people have been brought into custody over IRS ...

Sprawling International Phone Scam Has Ties to Irving - Dallas Observer

At its core, the Texas-tied, India-based, multi-million dollar phone scam ring broken up by the feds this month was a sophisticated exploitation of stolen personal data and brute threats delivered by phone. Now, those the U.S. Department of Justice are ...

US charges 56, five firms in Indian call centre scam - iTWire

A total of 56 people in the US and India, and five call centres in India, have been charged by the US Department of Justice of defrauding Americans of millions of dollars through phone scams. The people charged in the US all appear to be of Indian ...

Chicago-Area Residents Charged in Overseas IRS Scam - NBC Chicago

The feds have cracked down on a scam involving phone calls from what fake IRS agents threatening jail or deportation if the victim does not pay up, the Justice Department announced Thursday. NBC 5's Charlie Wojciechowski. (Published Thursday, Oct. 27, ...

Dozens arrested for IRS scam calls - KKTV 11 News

There is a breakthrough in the search for the scammers responsible for the fake IRS scam calls that have been received across the country. Exactly 61 people and entities have been indicted, including 20 people in the United States, 32 people in India ...

US charges 56 people and five India-based call centres in connection with $300-million cheating case - Scroll.in

The companies called up people pretending to be from the tax or immigration department, and forced them to pay fines, or face arrest and deportation. Scroll Staff. Published Oct 28, 2016. Updated Jan 03, 2017. US charges 56 people and five India-based ...