Pimpri: MBA girl duped by fraudsters claiming to hire for IndiGo Airlines

Sakal Times News Desk
Thursday, 20 August 2020

A 26-year-old girl from Nigdi area was duped of Rs 38 thousand by fraudsters who claimed to be speaking on behalf of Indigo airlines and offering a job

Pimpri: A 26-year-old girl from Nigdi area was duped of Rs 38 thousand by fraudsters who claimed to be speaking on behalf of Indigo airlines and offering a job of Customer Service Executive.

The girl, named Pooja, received a call for a job on July 31. The suspects told her that they selected her profile from Shine.com website. The suspects further claimed that Indigo Airlines has opportunities as a customer service agent. We are offering you a package of four and a half lakhs. Ten days training will be conducted before final selection and it will be held at Mumbai Airport. You will need to provide some documents for that. Pickup and drop service is provided by the company. The company will provide laptops, mobiles, uniforms, identity cards. The letters and items will be delivered by courier to the home address, said Rakesh Kumar Panda, the training manager of the company. Lavanya Singh from the airline's human resources department will elaborate on it. However, you will have to pay for the training first and one Anshul Parasar of Accounts Department will contact in this regard. Do you agree with these terms, he asked.

Pooja immediately accepted the offer. The next day, Iram Khan called Pooja for a telephone interview. He shared all the information about the job profile. After that, Rakesh Panda called Pooja again and said that the amount of training has not been paid yet. Pooja then quickly transferred Rs 20,000 to the manager's bank account. After that amount was transferred, Panda said that she will have to come to Mumbai on August 19 and that the training will start from next day. He also asked her to note down a number and contact on it in case she faces any difficulty. Later, Panda asked Pooja to send the original documents, but she refused to saying that she will submit those during the training. It is at this point, she felt suspicious about Panda’s conduct.

Pooja visited the Indigo Airlines website where she read a notice that ‘fake calls are being made using the name of the airline company. There are no vacancies and no advertisement has been placed. Then suddenly on the third day, Rs 18,500 were deducted from her bank account. Pooja immediately lodged a case against the unknown person with the cyber crime cell and Nigdi police station. She also approached the bank, lodged a complaint and closed her account. She suffered a loss of total Rs 38500. The suspect is still online as he was not aware of the complaint filed, she said.

FAKE DOCUMENTS OBTAINED UNDER THE PRETEXT OF JOB

• Company offer letter with logo

• Manager's Aadhaar card, PAN card

• Letter of training program

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