A 28-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly deceiving more than 50 people after promising them jobs abroad, police said on Wednesday.
The case came to light after a man and his friends informed the police. They were allegedly duped of Rs 8,20,000 by the accused, identified as Murari Swami, a resident of Nagaur in Rajasthan. Swami had also provided them with fake visas, police said.
“On Monday, information was received that Swami was residing in a rented house in the village of Bagdola in Dwarka. Subsequently, the police set a trap and caught Swami,” said the Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime ) Shibhesh Singh.
Swami told the police that he had done many odd jobs in foreign countries and during his stay he learned about the procedure adopted by various companies to facilitate overseas jobs.
He created fake profiles on Facebook and posted advertisements for jobs in foreign countries and also placed ads to provide visa assistance.
The defendant had also prepared a fake Cyprus website and posted sample employment letters and sample visas of potential applicants on the website, Singh said.
“After getting money from applicants, he was telling them that they can check their visa on the country’s official website when said website was fake and hosted by him,” he added. Police said Swami’s bank account containing Rs 4,07,000 has been frozen.
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