Four in US plead guilty in fraud scheme using India’s call centres


September 09, 2017

Four men have pleaded guilty in Houston for participating in a fraud and money laundering scheme that used a network of call centres in India.

Acting US attorney Abe Martinez in Houston said individuals at call centres in Ahmedabad, India, impersonated Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and immigration authorities and threatened victims around the US to use gift cards or wire money to make payments they contended were owed to the government.

US-based “runners” then would liquidate or launder the fraudulent proceeds.