Education certificates, employment letters or payslips? These scammers offer them everything – The New Indian Express

Express press service

HYDERABAD: Do you want a degree? Why go through the rigorous three or four years of academic work? Just walk into Ricco Consultancy in Malakpet or Way 4 Overseas in Saroornagar. You can simply buy the degree of your choice and in addition, you will get the necessary assistance to go abroad for higher studies according to the degrees you have just purchased.

The operators, who numbered four, had a dream ride for a while until the police caught up with them and threw three of them behind bars. The fourth is on the run. Says Mahesh Bhagawat, Rachakonda Police Commissioner: “One of the defendants Anand Kumar had earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from JNTU. He led a flexible design unit in Chaitanyapuri. He was in dire need of money and decided to find easy ways. He partnered with Mallepaka Hemanth and Kalyan who run education consultancy firms in Malakpet and Saroornagar.

The duo ran Ricco Consultancy in Malakpet and Way 4 Overseas Consultancy in Saroornagar. They collected the names and other details of students who needed diplomas. For the favor, they paid Anand Rs 2,000 to Rs 3,000 for the contributions received for each student. They then started charging Rs 50,000 to Rs 60,000 for each degree provided. The PC said the defendants used to collect information on college dropouts by contacting them. They would then hang the bait of offering them pucca diplomas with which they could go abroad.

Business manager on the run

Chaitanyapuri Police and LB Nagar have arrested the three accused while Way 4 Overseas Consultancy Director Kalyan is on the run. Police found fake certificates belonging to Osmania, Jawaharlal Nehru, Andhra, Acharya Nagarjuna, Kakatiya, SRM, GITAM, Gulbarga and Annamalai universities. The police also found the certificates of Telangana Intermediate Board, SSC, GRE in addition to fake offer letters, bank certificates, salaries. slips, loan sanction letters and Covid certificates.

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