Hyderabad: Cops arrest Delhi resident for cheating youths by promising jobs in Saudi Arabia

The accused has been identified as Nishanth Kumar (31), a resident of New Delhi

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  9 July 2024 12:49 PM GMT
Hyderabad: Cops arrest Delhi resident for cheating youths by promising jobs in Saudi Arabia

Hyderabad: Cyber Crime Police arrested a person accused of cheating people under the pretext of providing jobs in Arab countries.

The accused has been identified as Nishanth Kumar (31), a resident of New Delhi.

Case details

The case came to light when one of the victims, a resident of Koti, approached the police stating that cyber fraudsters cheated him after promising to provide a job at the Jezan University in Saudi Arabia. The victim said that the fraudsters made him transfer Rs 4.71 lakhs to some bank accounts.

Accused used personal information from job websites

Nishanth Kumar opened a call centre to cheat job seekers under the pretext of providing jobs in Arab countries. He opened a call centre at Sector 2, Noida, UP, hired four telecallers and also obtained fake SIM cards and bank accounts.

Nishanth would use the data of job seekers from sites such as Shine, Timejobs and Naukri. He would contact them and offer jobs in Arab countries. He would collect money in the name of registration fees, processing fees, VISA fees, GST etc. After the process is over, they would stop responding to the calls and ghost the victims.

The police seized six laptops, mobile phones and debit cards from the accused.

Public advisory

- Before applying for the job, study about the company’s existence and details for this official website and social media pages of the company can be verified.

- Always search and apply for jobs posted on authentic job portals or newspapers. Do not apply for jobs posted on search engine ads, social media advertisements or labelled sponsored links or results.

- Always try to check the company’s website to check the authenticity of the job and know more about the profile. Very often companies put their requirements on their official website under the Careers section.

- Never pay for a job: Beware of emails, which offer jobs in exchange for money as such e-mails are spam. No organisation/company ever asks for money to work for them.

- Check for spelling mistakes: Always look for spelling errors in the e-mail address and job descriptions. If an email has spelling, grammatical and punctuation errors, it could be a scam.

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