US Tax Department Busted By Indian Police

Police in rural Thane, India have arrested over 500 people working in a call center, accusing them of scamming U.S. citizens in a fraud scheme. The callers allegedly would tell the victims they were with the "US Tax Department" and demanded financial and bank details, and threatened them with legal action if they refused to provide the details. The employees would then use the information to withdraw funds from the accounts, with officials estimating the scheme could make upwards of $160,000 USD a day. Police said the investigation was ongoing and further information was to be released soon, although no word was available as to whether any iTunes gift cards were recovered in the haul

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