CHENNAI: Two persons who conned lakhs of rupees from several graduates by promising jobs in MNCs were arrested by the city police on Friday after they had been absconding for two years. Police said one of the accused was an MBA graduate, while another was an engineer.
“One of the accused Ilavarasan was working as a human resource manager in a company until 2008. After that he resigned that job and started a job consultancy at Perambur to make easy money by cheating young graduates,” said a police officer. The modus operandi of Ilavarasan and his associate Gurumurthy was to attract the graduates through online advertisements promising assured jobs in leading IT and manufacturing companies. “From most of the victims, they demanded Rs 1.30 lakh as advance money to get the job in the companies. Since these are big corporations giving handsome salaries, most of the victims readily paid the amount. After getting the money, Ilavarasan prepared formal offer letters from these companies and handed them over to the victims,” said the officer.
According to police sources, in 2008, they were operating two companies in Perambur - IBIN Consultancy and Avirro Infortech. “They cheated nearly Rs 30 lakh from several persons. In 2012, they started a company in Arakonam and cheated 35 persons. Based on a recent complaint, we arrested them,” police said.
A statement from the city police cautioned graduates to avoid paying money to intermediaries for jobs.