Published On : Wed, Apr 11th, 2018

Field day for tricksters: Two job seekers, 2 other men duped of over Rs 6 lakh


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Nagpur: Fake recruiters and other conmen had a field day as two job seekers and two other persons were cheated to the tune of over Rs 6 lakh by one trick or another. One of the victims lost Rs 4.08 lakh as he fell victim to Aadhar Card linking trick.

In the first incident, Kamalesh Kumar Singh Rajkumar Singh (55), resident of Plot No. 75, Khandwani Town, behind Swaminarayan Mandir, Nandanvan, received a phone call around 2.30 pm on Tuesday from 88302735910. The caller told Kamalesh that he was speaking from Airtel Company and on the pretext of linking his Aadhar card, procured details of Kamalesh’s ICICI Ban account and Debit Card code number. Armed with the bank account details and Debit Card code number, the unidentified conman withdrew Rs 4.08 lakh from the ICICI Bank account of Kamalesh.

Nandanvan police constable Surendra has registered a case under Section 420 of the IPC and started investigations.

Two job seekers were duped by fake recruiters in Mankapur and Hudkeshwar police jurisdictions. A resident of Plot No. 147, Vitthal Nagar No. 2, Hudkeshwar, Sachin Purshottam Waghmare (34) had applied for a job online. He received phone calls on his mobile phone between August 19, 2017 and September 27, 2017 from 7290833827 and the caller identified herself as Purva Rajput, a fictitious name. The trickster Purva told Sachin about a job in a Canada company and asked him to deposit Rs 4500 in her Paytm. Similarly, the accused Purva Rajput, from time to time, told Sachin to deposit Rs 25,540, Rs 15,000, Rs 17,400 and Rs 10,000 in the Noida-based HDFC account of another trickster Priyanka Prajapati. Later on November 1, 2017, a person named Ayan Sheikh informed Sachin on his phone that Purva Rajput died in accident hence the job is getting delayed. But when Sachin demanded his money back, he was told his money will will be returned within 60 days. Sachin neither received his money nor the job in Canada company.

Hudkeshwar PSI Dharmejwar has booked the accused under Section 420 of the IPC.

Similarly, Priti Ashok Mahatkar (25), resident of Plot No. 33, Shri Krishna Nagar, Zingabai Takli, received phone calls between June 7, 2017 and August 18, 2017 from 7836817187, 8376915832, and 95405211326. The unidentified callers lured Priti with a job in HDFC Bank and asked her to deposit Rs 31,000 in SBI account. The accused tricksters sent copy of appointment order to Priti, who on verification, found the appointment order bogus.

Mankapur Woman PSI Shrikhande, based on Priti’s complaint, booked the accused under Sections 419, 420, 34 of the IPC and launched a search to nab them.

In the fourth incident, an unidentified miscreant forged documents in the name of Kanchan Subhash Chaudhari (47), resident of Plot No. 237, Gandhinagar, and opened an account in her name in Punjab National Bank, Seminary Hills Branch. Later, the accused tampered with the online information filled up by Kanchan and duped her to the tune of Rs 80,000.

Gittikhadan PSI M J Rathod has registered a case under Sections 417, 419, 420, 465, 470 of the IPC read with Section 66(D) of IT Act and started investigations.