Mark Rober, a YouTuber from the United States of America (USA), has posted a video on how he used a swarm of cockroaches to shut down fake call centres. After being released on his YouTube account, the video has gained a lot of attention on social media.
These call centres took advantage of modern technology to deceive customers and drain their savings. According to Truecaller, they will have taken $30 billion from Americans alone in 2021.
He claimed in the video that he had been investigating scammers for over a year and had apprehended at least four. According to the YouTuber, the fraud centres are in Kolkata, West Bengal.
A Gathering of Creators
Rober worked with two other YouTube video providers, ‘Tech Support Scams’ and ‘Trilogy Media,’ to detonate glitter bombs, cockroaches, smoke grenades, and smell bombs in the fake phone center’s offices.
The crew joined these fraud centres and spent time working with their employees before seizing control of their CCTV cameras and filming the scams.
Rober’s official YouTube channel, ‘Mark Rober,’ has the entire video. On YouTube alone, the video has received 11 million views.
What Was Shown In The Video?
The team described how they achieved their goal, which resulted in the closure of not only these four but many more bogus phone centres across India, in the video. After reviewing the evidence provided by Rober’s team, Kolkata police seized these call centres.
The YouTuber has also provided the locations of these call centres, as well as photos of the owners of the company that defrauded thousands of people around the world.
$30 Billion taken from American citizens
Rober’s defunct call centres took advantage of modern technology to deceive customers and drain their savings, and the situation appears to be getting worse. According to Truecaller, a caller recognition service, fraud centres like this robbed the American people of $30 billion in 2021.
Last year, the YouTuber made headlines when he caught a bold passer-by stealing his Amazon delivery package. He also used the glitter explosion for pranks, which became known as Rober’s “signature act” among his subscribers.
Mark Rober is a NASA and Apple engineer with extensive experience. He began his YouTube career a decade ago and now has over 21 million subscribers.
Project Streedhan Returns With Another Innovative Approach To Anemia Awareness
India has the highest prevalence of anaemia among women in the world. The campaigns run by Project Streedhan help raise awareness and encourage women to take an important step toward their health.
Iron is a precious resource that every second woman in India lacks. Anemia, a condition marked by low haemoglobin levels, is most commonly diagnosed in women and is caused by iron deficiency caused by poor nutrition. More than half of women in urban India are anaemic, but they are largely unaware of their condition. The country has the highest prevalence of anaemia among women in the world. Women, who are often the primary caregivers, often neglect their own health and are unaware that there is an increased risk of passing the disease from a mother to her unborn child.
While mothers are honoured every year on Mother’s Day around the world, mothers-to-be are frequently overlooked or ignored. Over the years, Project Streedhan, a DSM CSR initiative specialising in nutrition and sustainable living, has launched the Streedhan campaign to emphasise the importance of iron-rich foods in her diet. DSM took advantage of Mother’s Day this year to raise awareness about anaemia, iron deficiency, and proper nutrition among expectant mothers.
The project’s latest film, Godhbharai, is based on the Indian baby shower ceremony and aims to spread the message of women’s health and immunity. The film encourages all women to invest in a mother’s iron by providing her with nutritious food, rather than just gold and silver. Project Streedhan emphasises the importance of prioritising one’s health over all else. Health is, after all, wealth.
The main cause of nutritional crisis in cities is a lack of awareness. The campaigns run by Project Streedhan help raise awareness and encourage women to take an important step toward their health. The Logical Indian applauds Project Streedhan’s efforts to spread relevant information about nutritional issues and to effect positive change.
According to the recently released National Family Health Survey-5 [2019-21], Anemia Mukt Bharat – a programme of the Ministry of Health, Government of India, and UNICEF, 57% of women of reproductive age, 52% of pregnant women, and 67% of children aged 6 to 59 months are all anaemic.