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3 arrested in Delhi for duping people through fake job website: Police

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Police has arrested three persons, including a woman, who used to dupe job aspirants through fake websites of a well-known online job platform, officials said Sunday.

The arrested were identified as Raju Kumar (24) and (21) of Bihar's district, and Aamna (25), a resident of Delhi's Punjabi Bagh area, they said.

A man lodged a complaint saying that he was in search of a job and visited an When he registered himself providing his details on the website, a lady called him and offered job opportunities in sector, Monika Bharadwaj, of Police (west), said.

She further told the man that an amount of Rs 10 needs to be paid to sign up on the website. Aadhaar card and PAN card details of the complainant was also asked. The complainant made the payment of Rs 10 through his credit card, thereafter, he noticed that his credit card has been debited with about Rs 10,000, the said.

The man enquired with the lady who said it was a technical glitch and the money will be refunded immediately by sending an OTP to him. The complainant gave the OTP to the woman and soon after, more money was deducted from his account, the said.

During investigation, technical surveillance was mounted, which led to the arrest of the trio.

Raju and Ankit were the kingpin of the gang, while Aamna used to call and lure the victims. Raju and Ankit through a website developer, Mohnish Arora, created the fake job website.

Raids are on to nab Arora, who is absconding, the said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 00:30 IST