Phone Call Fraudsters Arrested

Phone Call Fraudsters Arrested

Submitted by Newseditor on Sat, 2015-11-28 17:46 Bengaluru: The City is becoming a hub for illegal telephone exchange where the operators are converting international calls into local calls by bypassing the telecom routers and taking away profits worth lakhs, while the government telecom company is incurring huge revenue losses. Close on the heels of exposing an illegal telephone exchange in Electronic City in October last month, the Central Crime Branch sleuths with the help of Telecom Enforcement Resource and Monitoring Cell (TERM Cell) officials busted another racket in Yeshwanthpura. According to the officials, the raids were conducted at Binstop techno solutions limited in Mathikere. Ravi Kumar (50) from Maytala Nagar in Bengaluru and Anil Kumar (38), a native of Kasargodu in Kerala, who were operating the unit for the past two months were arrested. The police have also seized two laptops, three mobile phones, four gateways and modems and other electronic peripherals from them. The officials said the accused had obtained a broadband connection from a private mobile company and connected it with the gateways and modems to bypass international calls. They would allow their customers abroad to make calls which they could convert into local calls. Though such calls were bypassing the telecom routers, the telecom companies had not been able to take a track thus incurring a huge loss to the tune of several crores, a senior police officer said. The accused had also purchased over 95 SIM cards to receive international calls and divert them to the end customers.  Inquiry revealed that the duo was running the business for the past two months and that they had cheated the telecom company of approximately Rs 65 lakh.  The police have taken the duo into custody for further questioning.