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Offered lucrative jobs and cheated lots of 1.2cr, Sham Call Center Busted | Gurgaon News

GURUGRAM: Police said on Friday they dismantled a fake call center at Udyog Vihar-5, from where the accused cheated people out of about Rs 1.25 crore by offering them lucrative jobs and promotions in multinational companies.
The accused – wanted for similar cases in other states – had been targeting people across India and had operated the call center for eight months, police said. The alleged scam was uncovered after a team led by Cyber ​​Police Station Inspector Sunderpal raided the Udyog Vihar Phase-5 call center on Friday.
The call center was owned by Sonu, a 35-year-old resident of Hansh Enclave in the city, and the scam was facilitated with the help of four other partners, police said. According to the police, the defendant obtained information about people through websites known to seek employment. They then contacted these people with emails about made-up job offers. To gain people’s trust, they had created a website, www.placementmnc.com, which claimed to have helped 18,000 people find jobs.
If the person responded, they held multiple rounds of interviews and ended up handing out fake date letters on letterhead displaying multinational logos.
Throughout the process, the accused demanded to be paid Rs 6,500 for registration on their platform (PlacementMNC), another Rs 28,000 for document verification and nearly Rs 90,000 or more depending on the annual package. offered as commission for placement.
In some cases, they also charged people up to Rs 10 lakh as a “security deposit” to get better jobs. “Those already in office have been lured in on behalf of a bigger package,” said Astha Modi, DCP (headquarters).
Gurgaon ACP (crime) Preetpal Sangwan told TOI that the defendants have been running the center since September last year.
Sonu’s brother, Sanjay, Adnal (resident of Dwarka), Raj (resident of Kapashera), Adjat (resident of DLF Phase-3) were partners in running the racket, ACP said.
“Sonu and Sanjay also have a history of employment fraud and have other similar cases against them in Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Gujarat and West Bengal,” Sangwan said.
A complaint was filed under sections 420 (cheating), 467 (falsification of document), 468 (falsification of document for the purpose of cheating), 120B (criminal association) of the ICC and section 66D (deception by impersonation using computer resources) of the Computer Law.

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