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Two call-centre employees arrested for cheating people

December 04, 2007 20:22 IST

Two call-centre employees were arrested for allegedly duping people of money by making them believe that they have won an online lottery.

Prashant and Abhay were nabbed after one Manoj Kumar Sauguna complained that he had deposited approximately Rs 1.47 lakh in their account after he got an e-mail that he had won a million pounds in an online lottery, the police said on Tuesday.

Though Sauguna deposited the money, he became suspicious after reading reports about e-mail fraud, they said.

After receiving the complaint, Delhi police traced the account holder Prashant and arrested him and his accomplice Abhay.

The police claimed that the duo, during interrogation, told investigators that they worked in call centres in Karol Bagh and Gurgaon.

They came in contact with one Chaman Preet Singh and Success Victor, a Nigerian national, who allegedly lured them into e-mail lottery fraud.

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