Used leaked Snapdeal data: Telecallers, involved calling existing customers of the company and offering attractive rates on products. The trick was that the discounted rates were valid only if the customers instantly made payments to a particular e-wallet. However, neither these callers nor the customers knew that they were all being duped by a gang of cyber criminals. According to the Special Task Force (STF) of Uttar Pradesh Police, three people have been arrested for setting up a fake call center in Lucknow and used leaked data from Snapdeal, an retail website, in order to dupe the website’s customers by offering gadgets at dirt cheap prices, gadgets that were never delivered.The gang, with the help of new recruits, set-up a call center from where their task was to make calls to existing customers of Snapdeal. They had also leaked the contact and address details and the order history of the company’s customers. They targeted their existing customers as they knew about shopping behavior. During investigation, the cops found that these telecallers didn’t know they were being misused to dupe thousands of people every day. In fact, the gang members had lured them with incentives if they could sell the deal to maximum people. Those who are arrested by the STF told that they targeted customers from far off areas.
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