Indian college intern sentenced to 60 months for providing tech support to telemarketing scam

Beef.Bhaijan

Minister (2k+ posts)
Indian college intern sentenced to 60 months for providing tech support to telemarketing scam

PTI | Jun 11, 2019, 09.00 AM IST Printed from

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WASHINGTON: A college intern from India was sentenced to 60 months in prison for providing tech support to a telemarketing scam that duped close to two dozen people of nearly a million dollars. Bishwajeet Kumar Jha, 21, and several other interns from the same college in India who were in the US on hospitality industry internships defrauded a number of individuals of their retirement savings, the Department of Justice said Monday.

Jha will face deportation proceedings upon completion of his term of incarceration. The victims ranged in age from 58 years to 93 years and were duped of between USD 1,180 and USD 174,300. Over three months, the conspiracy defrauded individuals of at least USD 937,280, according to justice department officials. Federal prosecutors allege that the victims, who believed that they had purchased technology support, were led to believe that money had been erroneously refunded to their bank accounts by the tech support company. The victims were asked to return the erroneous refund and directed to send the money to the defendant and others. Some of the victims were told to send the money overseas. 6/11/2019 Indian college intern sentenced to 60 months for providing tech support to telemarketing scam -

The telemarketing scam was interrupted by Newport Police on November 20, 2018, when, as part of the investigation, detectives executed a court-authorised search of the residence of Jha and the other members of the conspiracy. During the search, police seized numerous items related to the operation of the scam. A subsequent investigation determined that after the co-conspirators operating in Newport shared some of the proceeds of the scheme, large sums of money garnered from the scheme were transferred to a bank account in California. From there, the majority of funds were transferred internationally to India, China, and Singapore. "The Department of Justice takes very seriously, and will advocate for the imposition of substantial criminal penalties for targeting vulnerable, especially elderly, victims through the commission of federal crimes such as this,” said US Attorney Aaron L Weisman.

 

Beef.Bhaijan

Minister (2k+ posts)
This cannot be stressed enough that now that your H-1's are not renewing and you cannot stay in the US to make dollars then why is it necessary to indulge in such behaviour ??

How about opening a Pakoda stall like ch@ddi suggested ??

Now 60 months is a long time ....
 

TechWarrior

MPA (400+ posts)
There are millions of videos of them scamming people on the YouTube and getting their ass spanked by hacker.

Filthy Indians need to be exposed.
 

trojanhorse

Voter (50+ posts)
Many whose H1-Bs haven't been renewed are coming to Canada now. Even remote rural areas where you hardly see a non-white, our Indian friends are quite visible there now :-)
 

relukatta

Voter (50+ posts)
Indian college intern sentenced to 60 months for providing tech support to telemarketing scam

PTI | Jun 11, 2019, 09.00 AM IST Printed from

handcuffs-isolated-on-white-picture-id171281881


WASHINGTON: A college intern from India was sentenced to 60 months in prison for providing tech support to a telemarketing scam that duped close to two dozen people of nearly a million dollars. Bishwajeet Kumar Jha, 21, and several other interns from the same college in India who were in the US on hospitality industry internships defrauded a number of individuals of their retirement savings, the Department of Justice said Monday.

Jha will face deportation proceedings upon completion of his term of incarceration. The victims ranged in age from 58 years to 93 years and were duped of between USD 1,180 and USD 174,300. Over three months, the conspiracy defrauded individuals of at least USD 937,280, according to justice department officials. Federal prosecutors allege that the victims, who believed that they had purchased technology support, were led to believe that money had been erroneously refunded to their bank accounts by the tech support company. The victims were asked to return the erroneous refund and directed to send the money to the defendant and others. Some of the victims were told to send the money overseas. 6/11/2019 Indian college intern sentenced to 60 months for providing tech support to telemarketing scam -

The telemarketing scam was interrupted by Newport Police on November 20, 2018, when, as part of the investigation, detectives executed a court-authorised search of the residence of Jha and the other members of the conspiracy. During the search, police seized numerous items related to the operation of the scam. A subsequent investigation determined that after the co-conspirators operating in Newport shared some of the proceeds of the scheme, large sums of money garnered from the scheme were transferred to a bank account in California. From there, the majority of funds were transferred internationally to India, China, and Singapore. "The Department of Justice takes very seriously, and will advocate for the imposition of substantial criminal penalties for targeting vulnerable, especially elderly, victims through the commission of federal crimes such as this,” said US Attorney Aaron L Weisman.


This is cia and trump saazish to malign image of Indians .
 

relukatta

Voter (50+ posts)
Many whose H1-Bs haven't been renewed are coming to Canada now. Even remote rural areas where you hardly see a non-white, our Indian friends are quite visible there now :-)
Canada tumhare abbajan ne kiraye par le kar tumko dia hai ? Illegal pakis ke liye?