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8 Arrested as Noida Police Unveils Woman-Led Gang’s Fake Call Centre

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Eight people, including a woman in charge of the operation, were taken into custody after a phony call center that was defrauding customers under the guise of offering loans was discovered in Noida, according to Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) officials.

They claimed that for the previous six months, the gang had been operating out of a rented office space in Noida’s sector 63 industrial area. It is estimated that the gang has defrauded over 300 people out of crores of rupees.

“Eight accused, including the gang’s mastermind, have been arrested from Noida for involvement in duping people on the pretext of getting them an online loan from India Bulls Consumer Finance using forged documents that were sent to loan-seekers through Whatsapp,” the STF stated in a statement.

The gang was busted by the Lucknow unit of the STF under the supervision of Additional Superintendent of Police Vishal Vikram Singh on Thursday.

The STF seized five mobile phones, 17 ATM/credit cards, three laptops, two tablets, 13 pre-activated SIM cards, 13 accounting registers, 75 fake documents and data of more than one lakh customers from the call centre, the officials said.

The statement claimed that among other things, loan seekers were tricked into paying fees for registration, processing, GST, and insurance against loans. The forged documents included ID cards issued in the name of India Bulls, loan approval letters, and loan confirmation letters.

The statement names the people who were taken into custody as the leader of the gang, Chhaya Singh, along with Priya Shukla, Aanchal Chaudhary, Sulekha, Ankit Singh, Vijendra Pratap Singh, Archana Prajapati, and Shivani Thakur.

An investigation is currently underway into the case, which was reported to the local Sector 63 police station in Noida in accordance with sections 419, 420 (relating to cheating), 467, 468, and 471 (all related to forgery), and the Information Technology Act.

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