Nov 29, 2018

Raids mounted on fake Indian tech support centres

The New York Times said that New Delhi police made the arrests during raids on 26 call centres linked to the scams. Microsoft has estimated that fraudsters make about $1.5bn a year through fake Windows support calls. Raids on 16 call centres were carried out this week and, earlier in November, another 10 locations were visited by police. The raids were prompted by Microsoft filing complaints with local police in New Delhi about call centres it claimed were involved in the fraudulent operations. In another version of the scam, staff at call centres claimed to be calling from Windows official support saying they had spotted that a person's computer has been hacked or harboured a virus.

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