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New Delhi/Washington, Oct 16 : India’s premier investigative agency Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has been appluaded by the US Department of Justice for taking simultaneous action against several companies for transmitting pop-ups to the victims’ personal computers with warnings or bogus messages about serious technical problems including malware infections and defrauding US citizens.
On Thursday, in Washington, the USDOJ in a statement lauding the effort of CBI said, “In an unprecedented collaborative effort, the CBI in India took actions in parallel with today’s filing against corporate and individual participants in the scheme located in Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, and Jaipur. CBI, India’s federal investigative agency, took note of the international fraud being perpetrated by these companies operating from various locations in India.” It said that through coordinated search operations were conducted at the offices of these companies and at the residences of the directors of the entities. According to CBI, incriminating digital evidence related to the scheme was collected and seized during the searches.
“The Department of Justice sincerely appreciates the CBI’s efforts to disrupt and prosecute technical-support fraud, government imposter fraud, and all other schemes directed at the American public,” it said.
The CBI has registered a case in September this year on a complaint against six private companies Softwill Infotech Pvt Ltd, Innovana Thinklabs Ltd, Jaipur, Benovellient Technologies Pvt Ltd, Noida, Systweak Software Pvt Ltd, Jaipur, Saburi TLC Worldwide Services Pvt Ltd, Saburi Global Services Pvt Ltd, Gurugram and unknown others on a complaint, alleged to be involved in technical support fraud scheme.
After registering the case, the CBI on September 17 carried out searches at 10 locations in Rajasthan’s Jaipur, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh’s Noida and Mainpuri, Haryana’s Gurugram and Faridabad at the premises of these companies and the residential premises of other persons.

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