The bogus tech support boiler rooms must be working overtime lately i’ve recently been inundated with horror stories from readers who reported being harassed by unsolicited phone calls from people with indian accents posing as microsoft employees and pushing dodgy pc security services these. If you got a message from the irs demanding a huge tax penalty, the scam call likely came from a crime racket indian police busted in october federal indictments have followed. Over the last 3-4 years, i have got calls from certain online recruiting firms, asking me to register my cv with them, and then they will look out for jobs for you.
Fabricating test results after dumping blood samples in the sink stitching up the cervix of pregnant women on the pretext of preventing miscarriage labeling healthy people as having diabetes. At least 70 suspects were arrested and about 600 more questioned by mumbai police in connection to a massive tax scam. We have collected a list of top 5 scams that have caused a certain degree of damage to the country in one way or the other.
Some of the most common scams in india involve taxis and shortchanging find out how to avoid them with these tips. Earlier there were the nigerians, the legends of email scam but a new wave of fraud has gone offline, using telephones for cold calling, and the hub for this activity is india, the darker recesses of its booming it sector. Harshad mehta was an indian stockbroker some of the people who worked in his firm included ketan parekh, who later would be involved in his own replicate scam.
Here are a few of the scams in india that we either encountered or heard about during our travels through the country and hopefully will help you when you travel to india or another developing country in the world there are many scams that happen in india, but if you arm yourself with a little. Police in india have arrested a man they say was the ringleader of a network of call centers that allegedly swindled thousands of americans out of millions of dollars sagar thakkar, 24, was detained in mumbai after arriving on a flight from dubai on saturday he was the mastermind of irs scam call. Ot: phone call scams i have been called twice from an indian accented person claiming they are from windows sevice centre, he says that my computer has been hacked and they want my details to fix.
Charity scams: making big business out of native the donation was made in 1991 by american indian heritage when brown's airc scam was laid bare by. A leader in an india-based scam that scared american taxpayers into sending millions of dollars because they thought the us government was after them was sentenced wednesday to more than 14 years in prison by a judge who said he wanted to send a message to others considering similar crimes. A technical support scam refers to a class of telephone fraud activities one example is the india-based company iyogi.
Inside india: scams & schemes - before you visit india, visit tripadvisor for the latest info and advice, written for travelers by travelers. Police in india have arrested three individuals working at a call center in connection with a spate of phone scams targeting customers of uk broadband provider talktalk.
The indian scammers are members of an india-based telemarketing and computer-fraud ring known as guruaid (formerly online pc care) they pose as a legitimate technical support firm, but deliberately install malware onto their victims' computer's hard-drive, via remote desktop access software. Hundreds of people were arrested in india in a scam ring that called people in the us, threatening them with arrest if they didn't pay them cash to clear alleged irs debts. The federal trade commission has launched a major international crackdown on tech support scams ftc halts massive tech support scams mostly based in india.
Imposter scams like phony tech support scams and irs impersonator calls continue to hit computers and phones across the country. Mumbai was the hub of a phone scam that fleeced americans of millions, according to indian police photograph: bloomberg/getty images thousands of us citizens may have been targeted in a huge tax scam run from call centres in mumbai, where hundreds of workers were allegedly trained to speak in. 2013 indian helicopter bribery scandal the scandal has been referred to as the chopper scam or choppergate by elements of the media and popular press.Get file