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Cheats morph 'Doordarshan' logo to dupe job seekers

Cheats morph Doordarshan logo to dupe job seekers

NEW DELHI: Delhi police crime branch has arrested a gang which cheated at least 50 persons by luring them into job promise in Prasar Bharti.

The official of the Doordarshan lodged a formal police complaint. The two arrested have been identified as Rohit Mishra and Ashish Singh, both permanent resident of Bihar.

On September 13, a complaint was received from Additional Director General, Prasar Bharati, Doordarshan stating therein that they are receiving complaints from public persons that they have been cheated by some unknown individuals through the website on the pretext of giving jobs in Doordarshan (DD-Channel).

A fake website using the logo of Doordarshan as well as Prasar Bharti has also been created, which is using the material (photographs/videos) resemble it the genuine Prasar Bharti/Doordarshan website.

The further investigation by the police revealed that the fraudster is using forged identity proof and operating from somewhere in Khoda Colony.

The accused persons were using different ATM booths for withdrawal of money from the suspect bank accounts in which they used to receive payment from the cheated individuals. Through analysis of the technical evidence and CCTV footages in the area, the team was able to spot the accused and apprehended both the accused persons. "The accused used to place an advertisement in a national Hindi daily for government jobs in Bihar, Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh editions except for NCR, and provided his mobile number to be contacted for the same. He also uploaded a fake website of Doordarshan which resembled the original and the domain name was also deceptive," said Rajesh Deo, DCP crime.

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