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4 fraudsters arrested over Shwapno job scam

The accused have been using the name and logo of Shwapno to circulate fake recruitment notices offline and online

Update : 09 Aug 2022, 05:06 PM

The City Cybercrime Investigation team of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has arrested four fraudsters for embezzling money by offering jobs in various positions in popular retail chainshop Shwapno. 

The arrestees are Md Humayun Kabir Himu, 24,  Md Fahim, 24, and Bapan Saha, 52, and Arif Mia, 22.

Several papers including mobile phones and connected sims were seized from them, DMP Assistant Commissioner Dhrubo Jotirmoy Gop confirmed on Tuesday.

He said: “After receiving the case, we started the investigation with utmost importance. With the help of information technology, we were able to identify and arrest the accused.” 

“It is our expectation to the job aspirants that you verify before sharing your personal information; otherwise you may be a victim of fraud at any time,” he suggested.

Khurshid Imbisat Chowdhury, head of Human Resources (HR) at Shwapno, said that the retail chainshop recruits staff through its HR department by following certain steps.

He also advised following the official LinkedIn profile or Facebook page of Shwapno for recruitment information to avoid scams.

According to the case, the accused have been using the name and logo of Shwapno in connivance with each other and have been circulating fake recruitment notices offline and online on Facebook pages and groups.

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