Twenty-five employees of a fake call centre here have been apprehended for allegedly duping US nationals, Delhi Police officials said.
The accused procured details of the US residents by using illegal techniques, VOIP calling and caller ID spoofing.
They would call the borrowers by posing as executives from these firms and offer to settle their loans for much less than the outstanding amount, he said.
A total of 2,268 people were duped between October 11, 2019 to November 5, 2020 of USD 1,081,365 (over Rs 8 crore) by them, police said.
The racket came to light after a woman, a resident of Ghatkopar East, approached the police on September 9 and lodged a complaint.
The callers would tell the victims that chargesheets will be filed against them and they may end up in jails for their crimes.