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New York men busted in $2.3M call center scam: feds

Aug 26, 2019 New York Post

August 26, 2019

Three men were busted Monday in New York for running an Indian call-center con that fleeced more than $2 million from US victims — including a 76-year-old woman who lost her savings, prosecutors said.

Long Island brothers Kamal Zafar, 51, and Jamal Zafar, 48, and Queens man Armughanul Asar, 68, were hauled before a federal judge in Central Islip, where they pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money-laundering conspiracy.

Prosecutors say the trio worked with “co-conspirators” at a call center in India, where scammers would badger Americans on their home phones by posing as employees of the IRS, the DEA or the Social Security Administration.