On Monday Mumbai police arrested a B.Tech Engineer and his associates for allegedly cheating a man of Rs. 2.85 lakh on the pretext of offering a job. The man was one of the victims of a fake call centre run by the two fraudsters, who were operating from Noida, said the police. The fraudsters fooled young job aspirants, who registered their profiles on one of their fake website that had a similar domain name of popular job portals like Monster.com and Naukri.com.
According to the police report , A resident of Pydhonie, 29-year-old Shamroz Nadeem Pathan, , created his profile on several job portals after completing his hotel management course from Saudi Arabia. Pathan, unaware of the fake websites, created his profile on November 13, 2018. On very next day, he received a call from a woman named Anupama, who told him that as per his qualification he can avail a job as a manager at JW Marriot hotel. Pathan received another phone call on the same day from a man named Alam, with whom he had a telephonic interview. He too assured Pathan that his profile would be forwarded to naukri.com.
Earlier, On November 20, Pathan received a call from Vivek who said that an offer letter has been sent to his email ID. He also asked Pathan to pay for a processing fee, Visa fee and form fee. Unaware of their trap, Pathan transferred money to their bank account after which he received another call from Anupama, who once again asked him to pay Rs 71,896 for GST purposes. Pathan, who was then suspicious about the entire process, rang up JW Marriott in order to inquire about their recruitment process.