Fake job scam operated through FB busted

Fake job scam operated through FB busted

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Srinagar, October 16

The J&K Police have busted a fake job racket which was being operated through Facebook, the police said on Friday.

According to reports, the Cyber Police Station, Kashmir Zone, Srinagar, received a written complaint from a woman hailing from Baramulla.

In the complaint, the woman alleged that she was cheated by an unknown Facebook user operating multiple fake Facebook accounts and impersonating as a project officer of the ICDS on the pretext of providing a job to her.

“On receipt of this complaint, case FIR No 23/2020 under relevant sections of the law was registered in the Cyber Police Station and investigation was set into motion. During the course of the investigation, the said unknown Facebook user was found operating more than 15 fake Facebook accounts (male and female),” the police said.

“He had fraudulently obtained a number of SIM cards from the victims, which he was using to cheat and deceive the female victims, especially young and destitute girls,” the police said.

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