Georgia Couple Sentenced for Laundering Over $500K in Phone Scam | Business

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The United States Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Georgia April 29 announced that husband and wife Mehulkumar Manubhai Patel and Chaitali Dave have been sentenced for laundering over $500,000 on behalf of India-based phone scammers. 

According to Acting U.S. Attorney Kurt R. Erskine, the charges, and other information presented in court, criminal India-based call centers defraud U.S. residents, including the elderly, by misleading victims over the telephone utilizing scams such as Social Security and tech support scams.

As part of their Social Security scam, India-based callers posed as federal agents in order to mislead victims into believing their Social Security numbers were involved in crimes.

Callers threatened arrest and the loss of the victims’ assets if the victims did not send money. The callers…

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