‘Fake’ govt job letters reaching city youngsters

Despite complaints, police yet to act

Written by Chandan Shantaram Haygunde | Pune | Published:May 24, 2014 2:38 am
Pratik Bhaskar Deshmukh with the ‘appointment letter’ from ‘Women and Child Development Ministry of Maharashtra Government’ Pratik Bhaskar Deshmukh with the ‘appointment letter’ from ‘Women and Child Development Ministry of Maharashtra Government’

A gang of unidentified persons has been allegedly sending ‘fake’ letters to youngsters in the city promising them government jobs but despite a complaint, the police are yet to take any substantial action.

Pratik Bhaskar Deshmukh of Ganesh Peth got a letter through courier a few days ago. From the envelope, it appeared that the letter came from ‘Sukanya Bal Vikas Yojana’ of Maharashtra and Goa state.

Pratik, who recently completed his B.Com and was looking for a stable job, was delighted when he opened the envelope. He found an ‘appointment letter’ dated May 7, 2014, despatched in his name by the ‘Women and Child Development Ministry of Maharashtra Government’, signed by ‘Rajesh Deshmukh, director’. It stated that Pratik has got a job of customer service executive in the ministry on a monthly salary of Rs 24,700. There were more documents and news reports attached with the letter.

Pratik called on a mobile number mentioned on these documents. “The person who took my call asked me to deposit Rs 12,500 as training fee in a bank account. The person gave me the bank account number. I started collecting the money, hoping it was a good opportunity.”

However, Pratik also approached the office of Women and Child Development department in Pune with his friend Nishikant Waikar. An officer at this office told them that the appointment letter was fake. Pratik filed a complaint with the Faraskhana police station on May 20.

“I hope the police find these fraudsters and how they got my cellphone number and postal address correct. I was lucky as I got to know about this fraud in time. But there could be youngsters who may have got cheated and have deposited money,” said Pratik. The police, however, are yet to act on his complaint.

Suresh Tele, assistant commissioner, Women and Child Development, said, “We have received similar complaints in the past. Around two months ago, we lodged a complaint at the Koregaon Park police station. We have followed up the case with the police. But the fake letters are still coming. We also published a notice in newspapers appealing people to be aware of such fake job appointment letters in the name of ‘Sukanya Bal Vikas Yojana’.

Police inspector Rajendra Mulik of Koregaon Park police station confirmed they had received the complaint. Asked about details and whereabouts of the fraudsters and if any arrests were made in this case, Mulik said he was not sure.

Meanwhile, in a similar case, another youth Sagar Varpe of Rajguru Nagar in Pune district, got a fake letter dated April 22, 2014, saying that he has been selected for the job with the “inbound call centre” of the government’s ‘Bharat Navnirman Seva Yojana’, with annual salary of Rs 3.9 lakh. Even in this case, the fraudsters asked him to pay some money in a bank account.

Varpe, however, found it suspicious and avoided financial transaction.

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    bhavana
    Apr 15, 2016 at 5:36 am
    I got aware,,, someone take action I got like this letter today
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      Akshay Tambat
      Apr 6, 2015 at 1:39 am
      Please everyone don't deposite any things cause everything is frod nowadays please don't.
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        Ashish
        Feb 13, 2015 at 8:30 pm
        I also got this tips of appointment letter. they mentioned you get job in Nav Sanjeevni Marathi call Centre and have to deposit Rs.13,500 within 24 Hrs in SBI Branch...........and Government stamp also over hear......and its main branch in Goa..near colva beach
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          ashu
          Mar 10, 2015 at 1:28 pm
          Hey M Ashwini.Mala h nav sanjivani kadun appoinment letter ala ahe.me confouse nahi pn me shocking ahe k maja Address N Current Contact number Kuthun Ani Kasa Milala.Pls koni ya frod appointment letter la fasu naka.mala h ya frod youngster cha details kadayche aht so please inform me
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            deepak
            Feb 10, 2015 at 6:16 pm
            mla pn navsanjiveevini marathi goverment cha letter ala ahe ....ani hi fake ahe ani koni paise deposit karu naka
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              Dhiraj wasnik
              Apr 19, 2015 at 9:46 am
              Hay mera nam Dhiraj he muje bhi ye letar aaya he mera mobail no 7387595141 mujhe Fon kare pliazz mene is ke liye 30,000 hajar rupye bhre he aur abhi tak nahi mile jin logo ke sath ye sab huwa he o log abhitak chup kyu he ham sab milke kuch to kar sakte he dosto pliazz call mi ye bat modi ji tak pohchyni he soyi huyi sarkar ko jagana he taki hamare aur bhayi bahan is me na fase
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                nirmala
                Apr 18, 2015 at 3:05 pm
                mujhe bhi appoinment letter aya hai
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                  nirmala
                  Apr 18, 2015 at 3:11 pm
                  mujhe bhi appoinment letter aya hai mob no-09717930236 ye hai ye sab fek hai
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                    Anil Kisan
                    Feb 12, 2015 at 11:35 am
                    I got a letter from Nav Sanjeevni Marathi call Centre . They gave me an appointment letter too . They asked me to pay 36000/- . I paid it through the state bank. Now I call up and there is no response from them, they have fooled me too , what is the procedure to fight this sort of thing. - Anil Kisan Mahala, Talasari- Palghar Dt.
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                      Harsh Patil
                      Jan 5, 2015 at 8:26 am
                      my friend Mr Pratik Sangode residing at Nagpur too received a letter from Sanjeevani Arogya Yojna, Goa with a appointment letter asking deposit Rs. 13500/- withing 24 hours and asked to get the bank a/c no. on phone No. 09760405312. We too suspecting a fraud in this case. Please write if you get full information about this.
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                        rahul aher
                        Feb 11, 2015 at 10:45 pm
                        are mla pn aala aahe ha call mi kay karu mi rahul aher cont: 8698733444
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                          rahul aher
                          Feb 11, 2015 at 10:55 pm
                          jyanna konalapan he call later yetay tyani kuthehi aani kontyahi a/c no. war paise deposit karu naka he sarv khote aahe aani have tr yachi complate polisat kara tyani call later fakt mail id dilela aahe aani jar he sarv gov. ast tr tyawar website nakkich asti bt tyawar ts kahihi nahi mi rahul aher nashik
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                            Mahesh Nagargoje
                            Mar 18, 2015 at 12:41 pm
                            maia pn letter ale ahe pn he frod ahe as watat ahe ani ek phone call pn ala hota 9708262965 ya number wrun, me police help ghenar ahe
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                              manvendra goswmai
                              Jul 2, 2015 at 7:20 am
                              my cousin also received an appointment letter, they maintain a fake website also , office address mention in appointment letter is F-64/312, sec-12, Gurgaon-122016 and contact details no is 08826501033, 08826501058, landline-01164640739. they wants to deposit 12500 rs for registration charges. i am trying to send the information of corresponding ministry also. i hope ki kuch action liya jaye iske against.
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                                nitin
                                Apr 9, 2015 at 9:11 am
                                mala pan ale ahe pan te gov .postane ale ahe ani tyani swataha tyani callback kele ani tyat jan dhan yogna bal klyan yogna shuchlay yogna ,ash etc yogna ahet plus mala authorised tresory officer che call letter pan ale ahe tya mule mi khupach confused ahe plus mhanje LIC 350000 rs cha accident insurance pan ahe . ase same konala ahe ka please call 9021903244
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                                  Rahul Suryavanshi
                                  Feb 18, 2015 at 4:54 pm
                                  I also got nav sanjeevani appointment letter somebody tell mi is this fake?because they told me 13500 rs deposit in bank immediately
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                                    Ritesh Kinake
                                    Mar 26, 2015 at 6:49 pm
                                    mujhe bhi yehi letter aaya hai ....plz tell me on wats up my wats up no. 9175345757
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                                      sanjay sahare
                                      Feb 19, 2015 at 11:30 am
                                      Muze bhi ek call letter aaya hai navsanjeevani Marathi call center goa se usme WO 13500/- Rs.bharne ke liye bole rage hai kya karu samaz nahi as raha ...... Plz.call me 9975157596
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                                        satish kumawat
                                        Feb 28, 2015 at 5:24 pm
                                        Jana navsanjeevani marathi call centre che appointment letter alele ahe.tyani pls deposite bharu nka.te fake ahe. N jana he letter ale ahe tyani 9767343557 ya no.vr call kra. Mi ya fraod vr police case krnar ahe. Tri mla call krun apali madat dya
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                                          sudam
                                          Mar 16, 2015 at 8:22 am
                                          hi ahswini tula je letter ale ahe tyacha photo kadun mala whatsappva send kar maza whats number ahe 8805359098 karan mala pn he letter ale ahe mi police station varun information kadnar ahe
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                                            sudhir
                                            Apr 11, 2015 at 9:46 am
                                            Sarkari Marathi call center biogas&froud job sarkari nokari madhe deposit cash ghet nahi
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