25-year-old engineer, who duped 50,000 job seekers, arrested by Odisha EOW

Bhubaneswar:  The EOW of Odisha Police unearthed a huge job fraud scam being run from Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.

According to the information, this scam targeted the desperate & innocent job seekers youth in at least five states–Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Odisha.

“At least 50,000 job seekers youth across the country were duped. Duped amount run in crore. The scam was being run by a group of highly tech savvy engineers from Uttar Pradesh with the help of some expert website developers. This core group was assisted by around 50 call center employees. These employees were paid Rs 15,00  per month and were of Jamalpur and Aligarh Locality of Uttar Pradesh,” said EOW officials.

Around 100 mule bank accounts were used in this scam. They will withdraw money only from “Jan Seva Kendra” using the QR code of Jan Seva Kendra and mule account. There is plethora of such “Jan seva Kendra” in UP who happily gives the cash amount taking 10% commission.

The EOW also arrested one of the main mastermind Zafar Ahmed (25) Zaffar Ahmad, of Civil lines, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh in this connection .He is an engineer (B.Tech) by profession and one of the main masterminds of this scam.

He was produced before local court in Aligarh. The court has been pleased to grant 5 days transit remand. He will be produced before the court at Bhubaneswar.