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Major frauds in the indian BPO industry

The Pune BPO scam was claimed to be the first BPO scam in India. In April 2005, five employees of MsourcE in Pune were arrested for allegedly pulling off a fraud worth nearly $425,000 from the Citibank accounts of four New York-based account holders.

business Updated: Jan 17, 2009 23:53 IST

Pune

The Pune BPO scam was claimed to be the first BPO scam in India. In April 2005, five employees of MsourcE in Pune were arrested for allegedly pulling off a fraud worth nearly $425,000 from the Citibank accounts of four New York-based account holders.



Gurgaon


In June 2005, the tabloid, Sun, in a sting operation, purchased the bank account details of 1,000 Britons for about 5.50 dollars each from Karan Bahree, an employee of Gurgaon-based BPO, Infinity E-Search.



Bengaluru


In June 2006, Nadeem Kashmiri sold the customer credit card information to a group of scamsters, who used the information to siphon off nearly £ 233,000 or roughly Rs 1.8 crore from bank accounts of UK-based customers.