Hyderabad: Software engineer duped of Rupees 13 lakh

Cyber fraudsters tricked a 57-year-old unemployed software engineer of Rupees thirteen lakh by promising him a job in the UK.

According to the local Police, the victim, Mr.Venkata Murali Manohar, hailing from Yousufguda, lost his job after his frim shut the shop in 2020.

Mr.Manohar uploaded his resume on various job portals and recently received a phone call from a fraudster posing as a job consultant looking to recruit for a UK-based real estate company, Golden Properties, Cybercrime ACP KVM Prasad said.

By offering a job in the company’s sales department with a handsome salary, the fraudster convinced Manohar to transfer Rupees thirteen lakh on various pretexts.

“The fraudsters sent a fake job offer letter and made Mr.Manohar transfer Rupees thirteen lakh to various bank accounts for consultancy fee, commission for finding a job, and visa processing fee,” the ACP stated.

As the accused kept asking for more money, Mr.Manohar realized that he was duped and filed a complaint with the Cybercrime department on Wednesday.

“The details of the final transactions were sent to the National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal, and by contacting the banks, we managed to stop withdrawal of about Rupees three lakh,” the ACP said.

The local Police have filed a case under relevant sections of the IPC and the IT Act.