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DELHI POLICE BUSTED FAKE RECRUITMENT SCAM IN THE NAME OF INDIAN AIR FORCE, CHEATS OVER 400

April 22, 2019 10:44 PM

New Delhi (Face2News)

A complaint was received from the Indian Air Force that some unknown persons had created a fake website of Indian Air Force and weredisplaying advertisements for recruitment in the Air Force. The said website “www.airforce.onlinerectt.in” was created for this purpose and many gullible persons applied for jobs in Indian Air Force.

This fake website had similar pages and images as were available on IAF official website. So, considering this website as genuine, several people applied forjobs and the money taken as application money was usurped by the accusedpersons. On this complaint, a case was registered under appropriate sections oflaw and the investigation was taken up.

INVESTIGATION AND DETAILS OF ARRESTED ACCUSED PERSONS

After registration of FIR, technicalinvestigation was taken up and details of the website were collected. Bankaccount linked with the payment gateway was also analysed. Connected mobilenumbers and IP addresses were obtained and further analysed to identify theaccused persons. On the basis of detailed technical analysis, the following twoaccused persons were found involved in the offence and were consequently arrested by Cyber Crime Unit (CyPAD) of Special Cell.  Mahender Singh Aged 30 Years and Vikash Swami Aged 28 Years

INTERROGATION & DISCLOSURE

DCP Cycber cell said, during nterrogation, the accused persons revealed that both were well educated and had done BCA from Rajgarh, Churu (Rajasthan). In order to make easy money, they hatched a conspiracy to cheatunsuspecting persons online in the name of recruitment to Indian Air Force andcreated a fake website for the same.

As part of their modus operandi, thefraudsters deliberately demanded small amounts from gullible people, so thatthey do not complain to police authorities. However, their luck ran out whenthe Cyber Crime Unit of Delhi Police received a complaint from the Air Forceand conducted a thorough investigation of this case and eventually got hold ofthe cheats.

The fraudsters have cheated more than 400 people in the name of getting jobs inIndian Air Force. They used their IT skills to create a deceptively similar website to that of official website of IAF, including in terms of the URL, i.e.the website name as 'www.airforce.onlinerectt.in'. To hide their identity, they registered the website in the name of a fake person.

The defrauded money was also got deposited from gullible victims in online payment channels instead of directly into bank accounts. One of the fraudsters had absconded to Dubai to escape arrest. However, due to sustained watch and surveillance, he was apprehended.

DELHI POLICE ADVISORY

People are advised to be very cautious while applying for jobs online. The credentialsof the website should be thoroughly checked. The genuine government websites offering online recruitment services generally end with ".gov.in". Any other type of URL should be properly scrutinized before proceeding further. If any doubt persists, please clarify from the parent organisation (for example, in this case, Indian Air Force) before making payments.

Investigation of the case is in progress. Efforts are being made to identify the involvement of others in the scam.

 

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