NEW DELHI: With the arrest of 12 people, the cyber cell of East District has busted a fake call center based in Ghazipur village, Delhi. Police said the accused cheated people on the pretext of giving them jobs at airports in Indigo airlines.
The fake call centre was used to make fraudulent job calls to jobseekers. A complaint was received at cyber cell, East District from Indigo Airline that some criminals are cheating innocent people in the name of providing jobs of Indigo Airlines at various airports of India.
The scammers had created fake appointment letters and other joining related documents of Indigo Airlines. The information furnished by the airline was further developed and local intelligence networks were activated.
After digital surveillance and ground support, Delhi police raided an office on the third floor of a building in the Ghazipur area from where the fake call centre was working. In the raid, two main handlers – Surjeet Yadav and Sundaram Gupta along with 10 other employees including eight women were nabbed.
They told police that the gang cheated innocent jobless people desperate for a job by giving fake offer letters of jobs in Indigo Airlines. Reacting to the scam running on their name Indigo airlines said it has been continuously working towards creating awareness through advisories and regular infomercials around such fake job offers by criminals.
“Our strong belief in handling the issue with a combination of police action as well as awareness has resulted in the apprehension of these miscreants,” said Raj Raghavan, Senior Vice President: Human Resources, IndiGo in a statement.
They used to mainly target gullible people from South India, Bihar, UP, Uttrakhand. These fraudsters have cheated hundreds of victims and made more than Rs 10 lakh.
The gang posted ads on the job portal of Quikr.com inviting applications from the job seekers in Indigo Airlines. The victims used to apply on the portal by giving their details like contact no, email id, addresses etc. Quikr.com provided the data of victims relating to the advertisement posted by the fraudsters. The accused persons used to contact the prospective job seekers from the database provided by Quikr.com. The gullible victims used to fall into the trap and pay ‘processing fees’ ranging from Rs 1,500- 30,000.
The victims were even issued fake interviews and appointment letters to appear genuine and extract more money.
A Team led by Inspector Manish Kumar comprising of SI Nishakar, SI Satish Singh, Ct. NarenderKumar & W/Ct Neetu was constituted under the close supervision of ACPVed Prakash, ACP/Operation Cell, East District busted the nexus of fake job in private airlines.