Chandigarh: A retired general manager of an automobile company has been defrauded of Rs 42 lakh on the pretext of marketing work in a UK business complex, Cyber Cell said on Saturday.
Deepak Kumar Raina, 58, a resident of Section 49, claimed that he has been looking for a job since retirement and uploaded his application on July 3, filling out an application on a website. The next day, an email came from an Umesh Prabhu.
Raina was asked to provide her professional details and evidence. Later, he was said to have been listed for an interview. Raina said she received a job offer from a mall marketing unit in the UK. Later, the accused gave him bank accounts asking him to pay some money to get the certificates from the UK. Raina exchanged money for visa and embassy fees. Raina said she spoke to five to six different people during the process and they all speak English fluently.
The accused also sent him various government forms. Raina transferred Rs 42 lakh through several transactions. He said the cheaters were constantly asking for money and when he refused to relocate anymore, the cheaters stopped talking to him and made him feel cheated.
He complained to the SSP public window. After verifying the facts and taking a legal opinion, the cyber cell registered a case under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the ID Act against unknown persons. Cyber Cell is exploring bank account details, phone numbers and email IDs of fraudsters.