Cuffe Parade police got the details with the help of bank account in Punjab National Bank that was being used by Sharma.
Mumbai: The Cuffe Parade police station busted a call centre that operated from Noida and cheated over 100 jobseekers by stating the victims had been hired by banks among other organisations. The accused would procure data of jobseekers from online portals and charge money from the victims to complete process. Apart from Mumbai, the victims span from several other states including Gujarat, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, official said.
The accused had also issued forged appointment letters to the victims and one of the accused is a former employee of the job portal who sold data of seekers. The money would be deposited in the bank accounts of commoners who were paid Rs 4,000 commission.
The police have arrested six persons from Noida who have been identified as Devrishi Sharma (24), Vikrant Giri (25), Jaydeep Shastri (29), Shashank Du-bey (28), Sonal Rana (35) and Manoj Tiwari (32).
The investigators said that the police began investigation in 2017 after they received a complaint from a woman stating she was duped of over Rs 1 lakh in an alleged job racket.
“The accused would get money deposited in the bank accounts of other persons by giving them a commission of Rs 4,000 for using their accounts to park money. The money would be quickly withdrawn too by them. Sev-eral bank passbooks have also been seized for scrutiny,” said Abhishek Trim-ukhe, deputy commissioner of police, zone I.
Cuffe Parade police got the details with the help of bank account in Punjab National Bank that was being used by Sharma. The Mumbai-based victim was informed that she had received a job and was also given a forged appointment letter of a bank.
The call centre in Noida procured contact details from Monster and Shine job websites where Rana and Tiwari were formerly employees. Dubey was director of the fraudulent call centre with registered name of ‘All India Networking Faculty Icon Pvt Ltd’ from Noida. Dubey would buy the details and would subsequently dupe the victims on pretext of interview, documentation, etc.
The accused had been booked under IPC sections 420 and 34 and relevant sections of the IT Act. They have been rema-nded to police custody.