Navi Mumbai: Airoli woman seeking job through online portal loses Rs 23,000 to cyber fraudster | Navi Mumbai News


NAVI MUMBAI: A 26-year-old woman residing in Airoli area of Navi Mumbai has become a victim of cyber fraudster, who duped her of Rs 23,000.
The fraudster posing as a representative of a job portal and made her transfer the payment as processing fees, to his e-wallet under pretext of offering her a chemist’s job in a reputed Pharmaceutical company.
Acting on a complaint by the victim woman, Rabale police have registered a cheating case under relevant IPC section and Information Technology Act.
Rabale police informed that the complainant woman resides with her parents in sector 19, Airoli and works as a chemist in a pharmaceutical company.
In December last year, she had registered with a job portal and had submitted her resume for seeking job of a chemist in some reputed Pharmaceutical company offering good payscale. After a couple of days, she received a call on her mobile from one Ashutosh Mishra, who claimed to be a representative of the job portal where she had submitted her resume.
Mishra told that her resume has been selected by Glenmark as well as Pfizer company and she can opt for anyone of them. She preferred Glenmark company, after which Mishra told her to pay the portal’s processing fees of Rs 2,452 to his digital wallet.
As she sent the payment to Mishra, he made her to send her qualification and job experience documents.
Thereafter, Mishra made her to gradually transfer Rs 6500 twice for verification of her documents and again Rs 8,000 as administrative fees. As Mishra continued for ask for more payment and was not providing her information of her job selection status, she suspected as foul play and refused to pay further.
She told him to refund her money. But, Mishra told the payment was non-refundable and stopped receiving her calls. Hence, she lodged a complaint against Mishra at Rabale police station in January.
After preliminary probe for four months, an FIR was registered on Tuesday.
Dulba Dhakne, senior inspector of Rabale said, “The complaint of the victim woman was forwarded to the cyber crime cell that collected technical information of the alleged fraud. The FIR was registered only after the cyber crime cell submitted the report with details of the bank transactions. Also, obtaining technical details is a time consuming process. Hence, the FIR was registered after completing the mandatory legal process.”

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