PU student arrested for running fake recruitment scam

PU student arrested for running fake recruitment scam

Submitted by Editor on Wed, 2016-03-23 19:19 Bengaluru: A 22-year-old person, who had duped several job aspirants by running a fake recruitment scam, has been arrested by the Cyber Crime police.The accused has been identified as A Arjun, a resident Ramasandra near Kengeri in West Bengaluru.Police said the accused had finished his PU and had applied for a government job by going online. This helped him obtain the knowledge about online recruitments of government agencies, said the police.After getting acquainted with the process, the accused created a fake website www.ksecsorg.in for a non-existent body in the name of Karnataka State Educational Cultural and Sports Organization (KSECS), Bangalore Urban District.Once the website was up and running, Arjun published a fake recruitment notification in the website. According to this notification, the KSECS had been permitted to directly recruit candidates to fill up 1180 positions including clerical jobs and drivers for the organisation.The date for online applications commenced on February 25 and the last date for submission was fixed at April 4, with April 5th being the last day for paying the prescribed fee through post offices in the state. The fee was fixed at Rs250 for candidates from SC,ST and Category-1 and Rs500 for others.According to Cyber Crime officials, 9029 job aspirants fell to the accused’s well-hatched, devious plan and applied for various posts besides paying the fee for them. “The accused opened a current account at a bank in the name of KSECS and also opened a biller ID in postal department to collect the application fees from job aspirants. His biller ID has already been credited with Rs32.45 lakh in a short span of time. We directed the postal department not to transfer this money to the accused person's bank account and it has been frozen,” a Cyber Crime police official said.“He studied the pattern of notification, description of reservation and other procedures ofonline job recruitment for government agencies and he followed them to the book,” a police officer said.C Keerti Narayana, a journalist with a Kannada daily, who saw this fake website and job notification, cross-checked it and informed the Cyber Crime police on Monday. The police took up a case and found that it was fake government agency and arrested the accused.