Fake govt website dupes 27,000 job aspirants,five held
Gurugram: Delhi Police Cyber Cell (CyPAD) has busted one of the biggest job scams where 27,000 job aspirants have been duped in the name of a fake Government of India job scheme.
The gang was operating from Hisar, Haryana, which created a fake govt. site of a fictitious entity “Swasthya Avm Jan Kalyan Sansthan”(SAJKS) under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The name was made similar to the current running schemes of the said ministry.
The modus operandi of the scamsters included targeting the database of government job aspirants who have been appearing in online government jobs and lure them by sending SMS’ to them with the website link. This data was taken from one of the associates who run an examination centre in Nangloi.
Investigation shows they had sent more than 15 lakh SMS’s with a website link for registration and defrauded over 27,000 job seekers in the name of job registration and siphoned over one crore nine lakh rupees.
This link had websites domain with the name of www.sajks.org and www.sajks.com, which offered over 13,000 jobs for different categories.
Officials associated with the investigation says, “these two websites appeared to be convincing, that even mainstream media reported the news of 13,000 job openings at various platforms, which led to even more persons falling prey to the fraud.”
“We have arrested five persons including the mastermind, who also runs an online examination centre outsourced for conducting government recruitment tests. The mastermind misused data of job aspirants appearing at his online examination centre for various government recruitment tests”, said Aneesh Roy, DCP CYPAD.
“The fraudsters were then using personal details of candidates appearing at the examination centre and send targeted messages of job offers in Swasthya Avm Jan Kalyan Sansthan (SAJKS), under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, to the gullible victims”, he adds.
During the searches, police have recovered Rs 49 Lakh from the arrested gang members and seized multiple phones and laptops.