Indian police arrest 78 in Bitcoin call center scam

June 13, 2019

A call center scam that targeted US citizens and requested payment in Bitcoin has been busted by police in India resulting in the arrest of 78 people. According to a report, the Indore unit of Madhya Pradesh police’s Cyber Cell unearthed the online scam, which saw tele callers with American accents dupe US citizens. The callers claimed they were officers from the US social security unit and explain victims’ social security credentials had been used for money laundering and smuggling drugs. Then they told victims that if they failed to pay the requested amount, their social security number would be blocked…

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