Gang that promised WFH jobs busted, two arrested | Delhi News


New Delhi: Delhi Police has arrested two persons for allegedly duping unemployed youths on the pretext of giving them work-from-home jobs.
The accused were identified as Tushar Kumar (20) and Akram Ali (22), both from UP. “Tushar was arrested from Uttarakhand and Ali from UP,” an officer said.
Police received a complaint on the Union home ministry cybercrime portal, in which a 23-year-old woman said she was searching for a job when she came across a video for earning money through an online application based in the United Kingdom. “She downloaded the application and saw a bidding option. Upon obtaining work after bidding, she started working on assignments given to her,” deputy commissioner of police (north) Sagar Singh Kalsi said.
An unknown person contacted the complainant on her mobile phone and through email, and asked her to pay registration and processing fees, international bank transaction charge, and foreign exchange conversion fees, said Kalsi. The woman was told that she would get paid only after completing these formalities, and she transferred around Rs 12,000 to various wallets and bank accounts. Soon, she realised she had been duped.
During technical analysis, police found that the accused were operating from Kichha in Uttarakhand’s Udham Singh Nagar district. “Raids were conducted in Uttarakhand and Kumar was arrested on May 19,” police said.
Kumar told cops that he was working in a placement company and started duping people by creating fake profiles and uploading work for bidding, police said. Work used to be allotted to the lowest bidder, who was contacted in the name of payment of various fees.
KYC-enabled SIM cards were provided by Ali, who worked as a SIM card dealer in Bareilly. He issued two SIM cards in the name of one person and sold them to various users, the officer said.

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