Pune: A job applicant was allegedly duped by a placement website to the tune of Rs 89,688 towards fees for registrations and other application fees. The applicant was searching for a job abroad and had applied to many companies. The incident took place between July 2013 and November 2013 but the complainant realising recently that he has been duped lodged a complaint with the Warje police station.
Manoj Zadkhande, 29, a resident of Karvenagar, was looking for a job for the past one year. He came across a website called CLICK2RESUME.COM, which is an Uttar Pradesh based website. He had uploaded his resume on this website, and started receiving calls for further procedures in order to get a job. He was asked for fees and charges for different procedures, which came to a total amount of Rs 89,688.
He used to get calls from four persons, namely, Sikandar, Rohit, Shikha and Vivek Shukla.
Zadkhande told dna, “I was looking for a job as I am aspiring to work abroad. I was uploading my resumes on a lot of online websites, and CLICK2RESUME.COM is one of them. After I uploaded my resume, they approached me and asked me for registration charges of Rs 1,130. Later, they told me that there is a vacancy at a company in Norway, and they will make a resume for me, which will help me get a job at an international level, and asked for Rs 3,500 for the same. In total they asked for about Rs 90,000 from me.”
“When I told them that I don’t want the job and asked them to return my money, they asked me to do a dummy transaction and gave some technical reason for it. I told them I would go to the cops, but they were relentless,” he added.
Police Inspector JV Koli from Warje police station said, “We are investigating this case. We will be probing the details of the telephonic conversation which happened between Zadkhande and the website operators. We will also be tracking his bank transaction details.”