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Alert! Job scam in Coimbatore

Alert! Job scam in Coimbatore

A 21-year-old mechanical engineering graduate from Coimbatore lost ₹ 16.25 lakh after he transferred the amount to unknown persons who offered to arrange him a high-salaried job.

According to the police, the youth from K.K. Pudur near Saibaba Colony had been looking for a job after completing his undergraduate degree. Based on his post seeking a job in an employment portal, an unknown person offered him a job in the research and development department of a private company with a high salary. After an online interview, the youth was given an offer letter.

Later, he was asked to pay money for training charge, document verification, project charge, transportation cost and for the purchase of certain equipment. The youth paid a total of ₹ 16.25 lakh between May 27 and June 16 this year. The cheating came to light when the youth went to the company directly and found that the offer letter he received was fake

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The job aspirant lodged a complaint with the cybercrime police, Coimbatore city, on Wednesday, based on which a case has been registered. The cybercrime police have launched an investigation.

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