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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This is an email from Inspector Roger Manfold and it’s supposedly about Financial Crime Fighting.
My name is Inspector Roger Manfold and I have a suspect by name Mr George Paul Kickliter of the United States.
It goes on in really badly translated English to tell a story about the man’s business being closed down and money remaining in an account and a shipping carton of documents.
The government of Ghana require a final fee then the money and goods belong to you (meaning – the recipient of the email).
He wants you to contact his office with proof of identity
It gives the inspectors address and a mobile phone number for contact.
So, there’s two lines of scam going on here.
- They want your identity information – that’s very saleable
- They want you to pay a processing fee for release of the money and documents.
Obviously there is no money or documents – just a scammer waiting to take your money.
Never reply to these sorts of emails from overseas.