Police have busted the phony IRS call centers in India suspected of defrauding U.S Citizens out of thousands of dollars while posing as legal IRS officials.
Have you gotten that phone call stating that you owe the IRS money yet the person on the other line can barely speak a word of English? They are demanding you pay a tax bill that you don’t even owe.
These Indian scammers tricked many unsuspecting U.S citizens to purchase pre-paid debit cards to settle outstanding debts which are erroneous.
70 people were arrested and over 630 were released but further questioning are in order.
Per the Washington Post, as Americans are dealing with the IRS scam, there is another call center in a suburb of New Delhi, workers allegedly duped thousands of American citizens by offering to remove a virus from their computers, police said. On Sunday, police in Noida arrested six people for running a call center that sold insurance to Indians by day, but allegedly tricked American consumers by night with fake offers of tech support to correct malware and viruses.
You have to ask yourself, Did the U.S do a disservice to the American people when they shipped jobs to India which included personal information of U.S citizens?? Chime in and let Ear Hustle 411 know your thoughts?
Video Source: NBC News