A 24-year-old who duped job aspirants by collecting money from them, was arrested by the Cyber Crime police of Cyberabad on Monday. Police seized `25,000 and a laptop from his possession.
The accused, identified as Rajendran Parthasarathy hails from Tamil Nadu. His accomplice, Radha Krishna alias Aravind, from Kurnool is absconding.
According to police, the victim Nagamani, resident of Kukatpally, got a call from the IT firm IBM. She had applied online to an ad posted on monster.com, a job portal. After clearing the telephonic interview, she was asked to deposit `80,000 to a bank account to clinch the job at IBM. After the amount was deposited Nagamani also received an offer letter. However, when she verified with the IBM authorities, she found the offer letter to be fraudulent. During the investigation, police found that the accused called the complainant by spoofing (from crazycall.net) the official fixed-line number of IBM and took two rounds of interview. Then, he e-mailed a fake job offer letter.