The United States and India have agreed to enhance their collaboration in combating cybercrime, telemarketing fraud, and upholding consumer protection, the US Justice Department announced on Thursday.
Deputy Assistant Attorney General Arun G. Rao of the US Department of Justice’s Civil Division’s Consumer Protection Branch met this week in New Delhi with officials from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to further boost law enforcement collaboration, said a statement.
They addressed ways to counteract growing crime trends, particularly the rise of telemarketing fraud, during the conference, the note said.
“In their meetings, the parties affirmed their shared commitment to strengthen cooperation in combating crime, specifically with respect to efforts to investigate and prosecute cyber-enabled financial frauds and global telemarketing frauds, including international robocalls and communications,” the Justice Department said in a statement.
Additionally, they highlighted the importance of maintaining cooperation in combating growing technology-based crimes by facilitating information interchange and evidence sharing, with the goal of ensuring the security and protection of individuals in both jurisdictions, the agency noted.