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RSN™ : Indian Police Break Up Online Scam Center

Indian Police Break Up International Fake Computer Virus Scam Business

Those arrested have been running the scam out of defunct call centers.

Indian police have arrested nearly two dozen people on suspicion of defrauding victims around the world by sending fake pop-up messages warning them that their computers were infected with a virus and offering to rectify the problem at a price.

Police spokesman Ajay Pal Sharma said those arrested on Tuesday and Wednesday posed as authorized representatives of Microsoft and other companies and used their logos.