According to investigators, the accused offered jobs for data entry and the WFH, then extorted money. “We have received complaints that websites such as https://theresumesearch.com, https://www.jobsearchnet.in and https://resumetofill.com were involved in deceiving people into promising them jobs. at home, ”DCP (IFSO) said KPS Malhotra.
These websites gave people impossible tasks and later extorted money by threatening to take them to court. A search of the National Cybercrime Reporting Portal was conducted and it was found that there were over 60 complaints filed by different victims.
During the investigation, a team from ACP (IFSO) Raman Lamba caught four people, including a woman, from Delhi. They have been identified as Rohit Kumar, the owner of the website, Mohit Singh and Tarun Kumar. Tarun and the woman, whose name has not been released, were telephone operators. “Rohit had set up these websites and then started calling unemployed people for data entry jobs,” the officer said.
Investigators said fraudulent job portals collected resumes from people looking for data entry jobs and working from home. They also sent messages to the user claiming that they could provide similar online work.
“Job seekers are forced to sign legal agreements that if they don’t finish the job on time, they will have to pay a penalty. They are then given impossible tasks, ”said an investigator.
Not having completed the task, the applicant pays the fees due under the agreement. However, scammers continue to demand more money by sending legal notices.