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Gang running fake placement agency duped more than 1,000 on job pretext

Gang running fake placement agency duped more than 1,000 on job pretext

New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Monday claimed to have busted fake job placement racket who duped more than 1,000 job seekers to the tune of Rs 2 crore in the name of getting them high paying corporate jobs.

Police said that the accused were running a full-fledged call centre in a high-end business complex at Sector 8 in Noida.

Police identified the accused as Kunal Singh (35), a science graduate and mastermind of the gang, Gaurav Gupta (26), Vishal Tanwar (23), Shashank Shekhar (29), Shubham (23) and Kalpendra Singh Rajput (42).

They were nabbed from their office named 'Trevion'. The kingpin was also running an online news channel in the name of 'i star 24' from the same premises.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (CyPAD) Anyesh Roy said that a lady advocate who looking for the job of corporate lawyer uploaded her biodata on a free online job portal. After some days, she got an internet call from a number.

The caller introduced herself as an agent of placement confirmation service of a prominent job portal.

The impersonating caller assured to forward the biodata of the complainant to prominent companies and corporate groups.

Initially, the complainant got an email from an email account that too was impersonating the prominent job portal.

The e-mail asked her to pay service registration amount through an online payment link. The amount was paid accordingly.

"On having realised that she had been duped, the victim lawyer asked accused to the return of her money. The fraudsters assured to refund her money and for this, they sent her a payment link and promo code. However, the moment victim fed that code, money got debited from her UPI linked payment app accounts," said the DCP.

Police said that the data of the job aspirants were obtained by them from various job portals and the same was categorised profile wise.

Each staff member was assigned worksheets with details of the job seekers and tele-calling was done through VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol).

The accused also sent victims, a payment link and promo code. However, the moment victims fed that code, money got debited from their UPI linked Payment App accounts.

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