I had pointed out through my earlier article “Beware of this Call from 90699 35661” about the calls that threaten the victim that there is a Consumer Court complaint against him/her in Delhi Consumer court and if help is required they may contact some person.
Yesterday I got the call again and I was referred to contact a person named Veerendra Singh Yadav at 08586067445. When I searched the web for this number, I found a series of complaints of similar nature already noted at the consumer forum website . I also saw one case reported by a consumer of Bajaj Finserv which has been promptly responded by a customer service executive indicating that event the organization Bajaj Finserv is unable to identify that this is part of a scam in which their name has been misused.
When I called back to this number, again a lady picked up and said that she was the assistant of Mr Veerendra Singh Yadav. When I insisted that I want to speak only to him, she said she will call back. I suppose she is hunting for a male voice amongst her colleagues who all are part of a fraudulent organization and deserve to be in jail. Perhaps I may not get any call back.
From the background noise we get from these calls, it appears that the gang is operating like a call center with several persons engaged only in making such calls.
While these are criminals and chosen to be so, I take serious objection to the Police in and around Delhi who are letting such frauds continue to happen. If the information about these frauds are already available on the web, it is presumed that it is also known to the Police. (If not, they donot deserve to be called the “Police”).
Intelligence agencies including CBI should be not only aware of such frauds but also aware that most of these fraudsters raise money for terrorist organizations. Hence the silence of Police could only mean “Complicity” to crimes including funding of terrorist activities.
I am sure that some of my Police friends may get annoyed with this comment but I would like them to realize that this is what the ordinary person on the street would think. Public think Police are incompetent, donot care about law and order in Cyber Space or are corrupt.
Being a friend of many policemen, I consider that this would be an unfair perception about the Police. Police in India are quite capable and if they want, they can take action to bring down such frauds. In this case I donot think that inaction is a result of corruption. It could however be due to apathy and a belief that they need to act only when a complaint is registered.
I request Police who have jurisdiction on the phone numbers mentioned above to trace these calls and punish not only the proprietor of this business, but every one of these callers and also the Mobile Service Providers who have provided them the facilities to cheat public.
Let’s hope this criticism galvanise Police into action.
More cases reported : board reader thread