New Delhi: The Cyber Crime Unit (CyPAD) of Delhi Police on Monday said that they have arrested two persons who on the pretext of providing jobs in Indian Air Force (IAF) created a fake website to dupe job aspirants. The said website “www.airforce.onlinerectt.in” was created for this purpose and many gullible persons applied for jobs in Indian Air Force.
According to the reports, Police had received a complaint from the Indian Air Force that some unknown persons had created a fake website of Indian Air Force and were displaying advertisements for recruitment in the Air Force. Police further said that this fake website had similar pages and images as it is available on IAF official website. So, considering this website as genuine, several people applied for jobs and the money took as application fee was usurped by the accused persons.
On this complaint, a case was registered under appropriate sections of law and the investigation was taken up. After registration of FIR, the technical investigation was taken up and details of the website were collected. The bank account linked with the payment gateway was also analyzed. Connected mobile numbers and IP addresses were obtained and further analyzed to identify the accused persons.
On the basis of detailed technical analysis, the following two accused persons were found involved in the offense and were consequently arrested by the Cyber Crime Unit (CyPAD) of Special Cell. Mahender Singh Aged 30 Years and Vikash Swami Aged 28 Years. "They used their IT skills to create a deceptively similar website to that of the official website of IAF, including in terms of the URL, i.e. the website name as 'www.airforce.onlinerectt.in'. To hide their identity, they registered the website in the name of a fake person," police said.
The fraudsters have cheated more than 400 people in the name of getting jobs in Indian Air Force. They used their IT skills to create a deceptively similar website to that of the official website of IAF, including in terms of the URL, i.e.the website name as 'www.airforce.onlinerectt.in'. To hide their identity, they registered the website in the name of a fake person.