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Online fake job portal busted, mastermind apprehended

Online fake job portal busted, mastermind apprehended

New Delhi: A fake online job portal was busted by Crime branch which arrested the members for duping hundreds of job seekers on the pretext of providing them jobs.

The mastermind behind the fake online job portal “clickjob.com” was arrested after one of the victims Shrikant Acharya filed a complaint with the cyber crime after being cheated into giving away Rs 1.98 lakhs for a job.

The online portal invited applications from graduates and postgraduates seeking jobs. The gang charged the applicants on the pretext of service charge, processing fee, commission etc. The applicants who were in dire need of job fell prey to this fake job portal.

Sanjeet Singh, a resident of Dwarka along with his two partners operated the fake job portal from their company office located in central Delhi’s Jhandewalan Extention.

Bhisham Singh DCP (crime) confirmed the arrests adding that Police has retrieved two hard disks, cheque books belonging to 14 different bank accounts of different companies along with many agreement documents and other related documents.

“They used to get money from the victims in different bank accounts and through payment gateway UDIO in the name of providing jobs,” said DCP Bhisham.

The victim Shrikant stated in his complaint that he received a call from the “clickjob.com” offering him job services. The victim made the payment and deposited the required money into their bank accounts. The victim neither received a job offer nor his money was refunded.

“We registered a FIR and initiated a probe. During the investigation, more victims approached crime branch with their complaints,” said DCP Bhisham Singh.

The investigation revealed the website was registered with the registrar of companies in Chennai and was operated in the name of “Perspi Interactive Pvt. Ltd.”

“The details of this company were collected and it came to the fore that one Sanjeet Kumar Singh and his wife were the directors in the company since 2012,” said DCP. The main accused Sanjeet was apprehended on August 16 in Dwarka.

The accused during the interrogation revealed he acquired the company in 2012 for Rs 1.5crores.

“Since 2014, the company started to appoint salespersons and directed them to approach job seekers from other states and trap them with false promises,” the DCP added.