CHENNAI: A scamster from Andhra Pradesh who ran a fake job racket by advertising on Quikr and cheated as many as 18 people of `18 lakh was held by the city police on Sunday.
According to police, S Arvind (25) of Sri Kalahasti in Andhra had placed an advertisement on Quikr claiming he knew recruiters who hired people to work in foreign corporate firms and multinational companies. He had also put up his contact number and had asked unsuspecting victims, who would contact him after following up the advertisement, to deposit money in ICICI, HDFC, YES Bank, IndusInd and IDBI accounts that he held. Police got a lead in the case from a complaint filed by one M Dhanaseelan (26) on February 13 in which he had stated that Arvind had cheated him of several lakh of rupees after promising a job abroad and had issued him fake visas.
The accused was arrested by a special team headed by assistant commissioner K Thyagapriyan. Rs 18 lakh cash, flight tickets to Bangkok, fake appointment orders and visas were seized. He was later remanded.