MUMBAI: (APP) Indian police said Wednesday they had detained and questioned more than 750 bogus call centre workers accused of stealing millions of dollars from American citizens by posing as United States tax officials.
Some 200 officers raided seven premises masquerading as call centres in India's financial capital Mumbai in a massive operation on Tuesday night following a tip-off, a senior police official said.
"A total of 772 employees were detained. Out of this 70 were formally arrested and the others were released but investigations against them are ongoing," said Sukhada Narkar, a spokesperson for police in the Thane suburb of Mumbai.
Police allege that the accused would telephone Americans and pretend to be officials from the Internal Revenue Service, the US government body responsible for collecting taxes.