Police bust fake ‘escort’ call centre in Delhi; 1 arrested, 8 women asked to join probe | Latest News Delhi

New Delhi: Delhi Police have cracked down on a fake call center operating in Sector-1 Avantika, Rohini under the name of ‘Indian Gigolo’, providing escort services other than selling pills and sprays to boost sexual vitality.

More than 50 people across India have been defrauded by a fake call center, officials said on Friday.

A Delhi University graduate, the owner of a call center’s mastermind, has been arrested, and eight women who worked as telecommuters to induce people to pay have been given notices and asked to join the investigation.

Police have seized 12 basic mobile phones, a smartphone used to run a digital payment app, 16 small notebooks to record victims and their financial transactions, a register to maintain employee attendance, and 10 bottles of sex enhancement pills and sprays.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer-North) Brijendra Yadav said the call center has been operating since July 2021.

We have discontinued the digital payment account used for the amount transactions 5.67 lakh, DCP Yadav said.

The call center has been cracked following an investigation by a cyber cell police station in the outer-northern district on the basis of a complaint of a cheating person, police said. After paying for the work of the escort, Rs.

During the investigation, the technical surveillance team tracked down the beneficiary location of the digital account and found that the call center was operating for similar counterfeit transactions, DCP Yadav said.

The mastermind, Mehtab, was arrested on Thursday. Eight female employees are hired at the call center.

“Women are hired to call and advertise on porn sites. He called for random numbers and asked people to buy sex enhancement products. If anyone claims that their spirit and vitality is strong and no drugs are needed, telecommuters are allowed to join escort services in exchange for lucrative remuneration. Yadav said the money was defrauded in the name of registration and other processing fees.

Women were calling about 500 random numbers every day, of which 50-100 calls were executed. Among them, he succeeded in persuading 10-20 people to become well-paid escorts.

Mehtab graduated from Delhi University but stopped studying at the time of his master’s degree, police said. He then began preparing for civil services and worked in some call centers during that time.

“After gaining experience in the sector, Mehtab launched a fake call center with the idea of ​​spraying a sexual energy enhancement pill and ‘karu sukh power’ and persuading people to join escort services with the hope of making money faster and easier,” the DCP added.

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