GUWAHATI: The cybercrime centres active in Guwahati in the guise of call centres are no less organized than those of Jamtara, a city in Jharkhand popularly known as the capital of cybercrimes in the country.
These centres have only nocturnal workers, as the people they deceive are mostly foreigners. According to sources, these teams of nocturnal workers send their luring popups to their prospective preys, who, if willingly or accidentally clicked, let their information details, including mobile numbers, Aadhaar numbers, or bank details, be exposed to them. The fraudsters blackmail the preys with the information they obtain through unfair means and often send the information to other cybercriminals who fleece the preys in the form of bitcoin and other modes of digital payment.
The investigators cannot even estimate how much this racket active in Guwahati defrauded people. The police froze the bank accounts of all three arrested masterminds: Debajyoti Dey, alias David, Rajan Sidana, and Divyam Arora. According to sources, David landed in Guwahati in 2007 and started a salon. The investigators are on the lookout for his making a huge fortune in such a short period of time.
The police took 26 of the 52 arrested people into their custody.
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