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Seven arrested over fake job scam

  • Published at 11:36 pm July 2nd, 2020
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RAB presents the arrestees involved in fake job scam to media Courtesy

RAB-11 revealed the details through a press release signed by Additional Superintendent of Police Jasim Uddin Chowdhury on Thursday evening

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested seven active members of a fraud ring in Dhaka’s Doniya area for conning job aspirants in the name of providing jobs by publishing lucrative advertisements online.

A team of RAB 11 conducted a drive at the office of Everway Security Private Ltd in the area, under the jurisdiction of Kadamtali police station, on Thursday and arrested Moslem Uddin alias Rana, 30, Md Ismail, 31, Jalal Uddin, 50, Sharif Hossain, 20, Shabnam Akhter, 32, Sumaiya Akhter Riva, 18, and Bithi Akhter, 30.

RAB rescued 60 such victims, such as trainees, employees and applicants at the time and recovered computers, mobiles, office seals, job applications, huge amounts of fake job advertisements, money receipts of the victims, registration forms of job seekers and cash money from their possession.

RAB-11 revealed the details through a press release signed by Additional Superintendent of Police Jasim Uddin Chowdhury on Thursday evening.

In primary interrogation, RAB found that Moslem Uddin, alias Rana, was the mastermind of this fraudulent gang. He opened a Facebook account and through social media attracted unemployed young males and females with job advertisements, the press release said.

Through fake advertisements, the ring would extort Tk500 from each job seeker for application fee, and Tk8,000 to Tk9,000 for training,  according to the press release.

The release also mentioned that the company's office used to lure job seekers by offering salaries of Tk15,000 to Tk30,000 for the posts of executive officer, customer supply officer, customer relations officer, marketing manager, telemarketing officer and recruiting officer, among others.

After getting jobs, the victims went to the office month after month, for work or training, and finally figured out that they were being cheated, as they did not get salaries for months.

Later, they were threatened, intimidated and even beaten up when they demanded a refund, it said.

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