Indian Pleads Guilty to Multi-million Dollar USCIS/IRS Scam 6/8/17

An American women of Indian origin, from Alabama plead guilty, admitting her involvement in a scam where India-based call centers cheated people out of millions of dollars. Nilam Parikh, age 46, admitted her guilt in the US District Court of the southern District of Texas, according to the US Justice Department. The scam involved using call centers in Ahmedabad, India, to call individuals in the US, posing as USCIS officers to defraud non-Citizens out of millions of dollars. The phone numbers were obtained from data brokers and other sources. The victims would agree to pay the scammers using value cards or through wire transfers, thinking that they would be paying a security bond to USCIS. The operation was running since December 2013. Till now, Parikh and fifty-five others from five India-based call centers were charged for their roles in the fraud. The indictment returned by a federal grand jury in the Southern District of Texas took place on October 19, 2016.