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Gang that promised work-from-home jobs busted in Delhi, two arrested | Delhi News

NEW DELHI: Delhi police have arrested two people for allegedly tricking unemployed youths into giving them work from home.
The defendants 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 Office‘s cybercrime portal in which a 23-year-old woman said she was looking for a job when she came across a video for money money through a UK-based online application. “She downloaded the app and saw an option to bid. After getting work after bidding, she started working on the assignments given to her,” said the deputy commissioner of the police (north) Sagar Singh Kalsi.
An unknown person contacted the complainant on her cell phone and email, and asked her to pay registration and processing fees, international bank transaction fees and currency conversion fees, Kalsi said. The woman was told that she would only be paid after completing these formalities, and she transferred around 12,000 rupees to various wallets and bank accounts. Soon she realized she had been tricked.
During technical analysis, police found that the defendants were operating from Kichha in Udham Singh Nagar district, Uttarakhand. “Raids were carried out in Uttarakhand and Kumar was arrested on May 19,” police said.
Kumar told cops he worked at an employment firm and began tricking people into creating fake profiles and uploading work for auction, police said. Previously, work was awarded to the lowest bidder, who was contacted on behalf of payment of various fees.
The 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.