Delhi Police busts Amazon services job fraud and arrested four conmen

The accused working for a kingpin in Dubai cheated over 100 persons across the country for more than Rs. 3 to 5 crores

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New Delhi, December 5

The Delhi Police busted an international job scam that that cheated over 100 people across the country in the name of giving jobs from Amazon. 

The conmen cheated persons for more than Rs. three to five crore over the past five months.

The accused were identified as Pradeep Kumar (34), Amit Kedia, Sachin Gupta and Rohit Jain. 

The case came to the fore when a 20-year-old woman lodged a complaint alleging she received a message from an international number, and the accused, posing as an executive from Amazon, offered her a job. She was later cheated of Rs 3.15 lakh.

The police said the kingpin operates from Dubai and his gang members were using international numbers from the Philippines to cheat people. 

According to the police, the accused created a fake website and sent links to victims looking for a job. Some of them were hired and made to do “fake tasks”. Later, the accused asked the victims to create a virtual wallet and stole their money.

The police investigation showed that the cheated money was transferred to various bank accounts in different cities. Pradeep Kumar used to sell bank accounts to his associates Kedia and Gupta. 

His aides, Kedia and Gupta said they ran a call centre in Ashok Vihar, disguised as a clothing store. They transferred the cheated amount to the kingpin, police added. 

During his interrogation, Jain revealed that he and his partner met the kingpin in Dubai in June-July. He allegedly made the fake website by hiring software developers and copying the Amazon website interface, police said. 

The police added that the victims’ details were procured from online job portals.

The accused have been booked for cheating and fraud under various sections of the IPC. 

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