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The scammers told victims that their computer was infected and needed expensive repairs.


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Peel Regional Police, in a suburb of Toronto, charged a 34-year-old man in fraud cases that targeted seniors across Canada.

The network was active in Brampton, near Toronto, in New Delhi, India, as well as in the American states of New York and New Jersey. Indian and American authorities have also laid charges in the case.

Jjayant Bhatia, of Brampton, is accused of unauthorized use of #x27;a computer, fraud over $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime.

Investigators estimate that approximately 330 Canadians fell victim to the scheme and collectively lost around half a million dollars.

The victims were taken to believe that their personal computer was infected with a virus or malware. They were then directed to call center agents who persuaded them to pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars for unnecessary repairs.

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In some cases, victims allegedly gave center agents control of their computer remotely.

The fraudsters used the company names A2Z Consultants Group Inc., QB Services and SSS Consultants.

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