Accused stole data of almost 500 people from job portals.
Beware before sharing your personal data on job portals, as criminals are extracting the data from these websites and luring job seekers before duping them.
A similar modus operandi has been busted by Delhi Police, who arrested a 25-year-old man who has duped almost 500 people to live a lavish life.
According to police, Gaurav, one of the active members of a gang, is a resident of Ashok Nagar and had studied hotel management from Punjab. He, along with other gang members, used to extract information from job portals.
They then contacted them by making calls and sending mails. They used to persuade them to send money in fake bank accounts and fake paytm accounts as registration fee or for preparing some needful documents to give them jobs.
They used to publish advertisements in different newspapers for jobs as tour agents abroad for passport holders. After checking the advertisement, job seekers called them and the accused duped them by getting money transferred in their account on the pretext of insurance and visa expenditure. Once the money was transferred, there was no sign of the accused.
A similar complaint was registered in Gandhi Nagar in which one Harvinder Singh alleged that he read an advertisement in the classifieds column of a newspaper seeking passport holders for a job abroad. Singh transferred Rs 44,000 but the company neither gave him a job nor returned the money.
“In the last one year, Gaurav has duped almost 500 people for lakhs of rupees. He spent the money on living a lavish life and touring various places,” a police officer said.