Delhi jobseekers, beware! Aspirants being conned using 'Mahindra' name
Delhi Police are on the lookout for an organized racket of cons, who allegedly duped scores of youths on the pretext of giving them jobs in Mahindra Group of Companies. The conmen demand Rs. 2000-15,000 for interviews, and Rs. 20,000-80,000 for later processes, which they assure will be 'refunded' with their first salary. After a preliminary probe, cops expect a breakthrough this week.
Fraud came to light when one victim wrote to Mahindra
The fraud came to light when a man named Arun Chikhale wrote to the private firm. Following this, Mahindra lodged an FIR and also started an inquiry, informed A Vishwanath, VP. The inquiry revealed that the racketeers contacted the victims, like Chikhale, after trawling job-portals. They then asked them to register on a website and pay to get a verified account.
Demand: Payments to be done through mobile-wallets or online-transfers
That was when Chikhale got suspicious and wrote to the company for a confirmation on the process, to which the firm took action. The inquiry also found out that the racketeers demanded the payments be done through "mobile wallets or online transfers." "The fraudsters used softcopy of our letterheads. They also created numerous e-mail IDs and bogus domain names resembling ours," the VP added.
Delhi Police have identified two possible dens
Meanwhile, cops claim their probable dens - one in DDA market Jehangirpuri and another in Shakti Vihar, Badarpur - have been identified. They added the suspects have also saved almost 20 numbers with the name 'Mahindra', so as to not get caught on Truecaller.