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Suspect connected to illegal Indian call centres that RCMP believe were carrying out telephone scams targeting Canadian victims.

The RCMP has arrested person connected to illegal Indian call centres believed to be carrying out telephone scams targeting Canadian victims. Windsor Star

The RCMP has arrested an individual connected to illegal Indian call centres that investigators believe were carrying out telephone scams targeting Canadian victims.

The joint investigation, led by the RCMP’s Federal Serious and Organized Crime section in British Columbia and GTA-Financial Crime Section from Ontario, as well as the Burnaby RCMP detachment, revealed that a group of individuals operated money service businesses in the Lower Mainland which were allegedly be used to launder illegally obtained funds.

Police say charges will be recommended against the suspected scammer, who has been living in Canada on a work visa.

Investigators are working with Canada Border Services Agency regarding the individual’s admissibility in Canada.

No name was released.

“The RCMP remains committed to hunting down scam artists from coast to coast, using top-notch investigators and partnerships with other agencies to get the job done. It is however more important that Canadians know to protect themselves by recognizing, rejecting and reporting scams before they fall victims to them,” said RCMP Insp. Tony Farahbakhchian.

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