HYDERABAD Police booked a case against a fake job consultancy agency for cheating around 150 aspirants from the city to the tune of 2.5 crore on Thursday 16th Feb.
According to police sources, they received multiple complaints from job aspirants that consultancy agency Fabral Overseas lured them through social media about arranging jobs for them in European countries.
Police said that the main accused, Mohammed Basheer, had placed advertisements across Facebook and Twitter and also used a private star hotel as a venue in Panjagutta to convince the aspirants that it was a legitimate business.
Initially, a cheating case was registered at the Panjagutta police station and later it was referred to Crime Central Station (CCS) police who are investigating the case. Cops said that Basheer allegedly cheated each of the aspirants between 1 lakh and 5 lakh. The scam came to light only after the aspirants figured out that the offer letters handed over to them turned out to be fake and lodged a complaint with police.
The accused allegedly claimed that he could connect the aspirants to various jobs across London, France, Germany, Ireland andeven provide permanent residency visas in Canada. “It is important that aspirants look beyond attractive propositions, price range and report such agents to police ,” a Crime Central Station (CCS) official said.