Mumbai: A 41-year-old assistant manager with a private insurance company was duped of ₹2.73 lakh by a fraudster who posed as an executive dealing with a leading recruitment platform promising him employment in a multinational bank.
They told him that there were vacancies in three financial service providers for the post of manager, and offered to forward his resume to the three companies on obtaining payment of ₹5,000 as processing charges. In addition they said that he will also have to pay yet another joining fee of ₹5,000 once he’s selected by any of the new recruiters.
After the complainant agreed to pay the service fees and sent his preferences along with documents to both, he got an email from the job portal that his virtual interview was prearranged with a bank on April 26. The complainant also got a call from someone else who claimed to be the executive of the hiring bank and took details from him about his past work profile.