Two persons,including a woman,were arrested on Friday for allegedly duping 37 youths to the tune of Rs 55 lakh by promising them jobs in the IT sector,policeman said.
The accused,K Srilakshmi and her associate G Anand,allegedly duped the youths under the pretext of providing them jobs in IT giant IBM,police said.
The duo was arrested after the Crime Investigation Department (CID) traced them using their mobile phone numbers and e-mail IDs,officials said.
According to one of the complainants,Srilakshmi had called him in November after she saw his resume online and promised to get him a job in IBM,for which he was asked to pay Rs 1.6 lakh as processing fees.
The victim was later sent an offer letter,following which he deposited the amount in the bank account of the accused.
“Despite making the payment,the victim did not get a job and later realised that he had been duped,” a senior CID officer said.
When contacted,IBM authorities denied issuing an offer letter and following investigation,Srilakshmi and Anand were
During interrogation,they admitted they had cheated 37 youths by collecting Rs 55 lakh from them,officials said,adding “the duo also conducted fake interviews in a building in Pune that had name boards of IBM company.”
Efforts are on to nab four absconding fraudsters,who also played a key role in this case,they said.