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Fake call centres in NCR dupe over 50,000 in 15 countries using Microsoft’s name

Gurugram : Over 50,000 people across 15 countries are suspected to have been targeted by an online fraud worth hundreds of crores in the name of I-T giant Microsoft, said investigators who have busted a string of unscrupulous call centres across Gurugram and Noida.

Gurugram and Noida police, in association with international investigating agencies such as Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Interpol and Canada’s Royal Canadian Mounted police (RCMP), have so far busted as many as 17 call centres in the two cities and arrested 42 people. The probe was taken up after software giant Microsoft Corporation lodged 17 first information reports (FIRs) — eight in Gurugram and nine in Noida — on November 27.