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5 held for running fake job racket in Hyd'bad

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Five people were arrested today on the charge of running a fake job here and cheating about 70 unemployed youth of around Rs 50 lakh by promising positions in such as and Cognizant, police said.

and four others were detained following investigation into complaints by the victims, who were issued fake offer letters of companies such as Wipro, Cognizant, and IBM, a police release said.

They had set up temporary job consultancy firms in the city under different names and promised jobs in various multi-national corporations.

The accused had collected money and issued fake offers, joining letters, the release said.

Police seized fake offer letters, ten among other items from the the accused, it said.

Some of the gang members had also cheated shopping centres of around Rs two lakh by paying for purchases using fake digital wallets, the release added.

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 21:15 IST