In India, there are large numbers of scam call centres. It is scamming on an industrial scale and a high proportion of their fraudulent calls are made to UK and US citizens.
The FBI are on the case tracking down these criminals and working with Indian authorities to stop them.
Now, the City of London Police are deploying officers to India to combat these scammer’s multi-million pound racket.
It seems that some Indian call centres run legitimate work during the day then turn to scam calls during the night.
The UK Police have formed a special team to work on global solutions to fraud and part of that is building a capability to take the fight to the criminals.
This sounds a good idea – to get ahead of the scammers and stop them where they live and work. International crime can be harder to track and to block but maybe this approach will improve matters.
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