Bhubaneswar, Jan 10: EOW, Odisha today arrested 3 scammers from Bhubaneswar who were important members and working for a Pan India fake Job racket. This racket was being run from Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad but was operating in at least 6 States i.e. Odisha, Jammu & Kashmir, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
The accused have been identified as Mohammad Sanaullah of Hyderabad, Sakshi Jain of Hyderabad, Surat Dalai of Balasore, Odisha.
These accused were camping in Odisha since last few months and had been living in an AIRBNB rented accommodation. During search many incriminating documents/materials like one laptop, 08 mobile phones, 03 pen drives, 12 ATM cards and a cash of Rs.1 Lakh have been seized.
This case is based on the suo-motu enquiry conducted by EOW in connection with the advertisement published
in the local daily by Aided Schools Welfare Society (Educational Organization Supported by Govt). During investigation, it was revealed that :- Advertisements had been published by one newly created fraudorganization “Aided Schools welfare Society” in which it is mentioned that applications are invited from eligible candidates for Non-teaching
posts in Aided Schools in Odisha for different posts like Development Officer, Welfare Officer, School Supervisor, School Clerks, School Attenders and watchmen with specific eligibility and remuneration and vacancies. The last date of online Application for the above posts was 10.01.2024. The salary offered was from Rs.28,000/- to Rs.40,000/- per month.
The organization also runs a website i.e. www.modelschools.ac . The website and advertisement were carefully designed so as to resemble the Govt. website for misleading, duping the unemployed youth to believe that is a bona fide Govt. website/ Job.
To mislead and cheat the gullible job aspirants it had used the Govt job features/ requirements like Reservation, Age relaxation etc. In their website and advertisements.
Application fee was Rs.1,000/- per post per candidate. They were planning to put heavy Interview fee, security fee, verification fee etc. in the coming days before closing the website.
Like previous such scams, It was found that scammers have used various mule bank accounts to collect the fees so that they can fool the police/ law enforcement agencies. Like previous scams, it was found the members of this gang are using fake SIMS.
Scammers were also using many YouTube Channels to promote their scheme/ Job advertisements especially targeting the strong aspiration of Youths to get a Government Job.
So far, transactions of more than Rs.1.7 Crore were noticed in these bank accounts. Most of the money is withdrawn in cash through ATM to leave no financial trail.