Koraput: A cyber job fraud racket was busted by Koraput cyber police on Monday. The prime accused behind the racket, Malay Maiti (35) from Khadambari village in Nandigram of West Bengal was arrested.
The police have recovered some mobile phones, Rs 2 lakh cash and some incriminating documents from the possession of the arrested fraudster.
It is suspected that Maiti has conned around 200 persons from around the country in the name of providing jobs.
As per reports, through an advertisement placed in an Odia newspaper, Maiti invited applications for the recruitment of male and female candidates. One Manasi Mishra from Koraput’s Borigumma was among the victims who fell prey to Maiti’s trap and applied for the job.
Following her recruitment, Manasi was asked by Maiti to identify locations and enlist people interested in installing ATMs made by Hitachi. She reportedly took 10 persons onboard and received Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000 from them for each ATM installation. She then sent the money to Maiti through UPI.
Later Manasi realized that Maiti had conned her and had also duped others through her. She registered a complaint at the Koraput Cyber Police Station on December 27, 2023.
According to the Koraput police, Maiti forged a letter of the Ministry of Urban Development and the fake letter stated that interested persons will have to deposit Rs 15,000 to have ATMs installed on their land.