HYDERABAD: The Cyber crime police of Central Crime station (CCS), Hyderabad, arrested a Delhi-based gang for duping people in an employment scam.
The arrested persons were -- Mukesh Mishra (23), resident of Noida, Uttar Pradesh, Sunil Kumar Gupta (32) resident of Kannauj, U.P, Bhagirath Tyagi (25) resident of Noida, Sector-18, Uttar Pradesh and Sandeep Singh (27) resident of Mayur Vihar, Phase-1, New Delhi.
According to police, On September 1, a complaint was lodged by Chatakonda Bala Yogishwar (22) student, resident of Balkampet, stating that in July and August, he received phone calls from strangers and e-mails claiming that they provide jobs at Bajaj Electricals Ltd.
The strangers insisted that Bala pay an amount for registration and other charges if he wants the job. Falling into the trap, he has deposited an amount of Rs 1,30,000 in HDFC Bank in various accounts listed by them.
After paying the amount, the photo copies of bank slips were sent to their mail id firstname.lastname@example.org. Later, he realised that he was duped and filed a complaint. Police registered a case and took up investigation.
Police collected call records and traced the location of the offenders to Delhi. A special team visited Delhi and arrested the offenders from their office in Noida and produced them in the court as the police obtained a transit warrant. The prime offender Mukesh Mishra, earlier worked at a call centre and has experience in luring innocent youth and cheating them on the pretext of providing jobs. Mukesh Mishra procured 3,000 resumes of unemployed fresh graduates from shine.com with a sum of Rs 6,000. He also bought a bunch of prepaid SIM cards from an unknown agent and used each SIM card to make a different call.
After purchasing the resumes, tele-callers contacted candidates all over India posing as employees of Shine.com and lured people with promises of jobs in private organizations. interested candidates were asked to pay Rs 2,500 as a registration fee. After that, they conducted telephonic interviews and informed them that they were selected for respective jobs and asked them to deposit an additional amount of Rs 5,600 to get the offer letter.