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Mumbai Crime Branch busts call centre racket targeting US & Canada citizens

The Free Press Journal | 12/09/2020 11:08 PM | Click to read full article

The Mumbai Crime Branch busted a call center racket involving people posing as IRS and immigration officials and extorting money from US and Canadian citizens after threatening them with penal action over financial matters. They were operating out of the Ijmima Market building and Sej Plaza on Marve road.

"The accused would call up US and Canada citizens and threaten them with fines, jails, even deportation if they did not pay money owed to the government."