Bhanjanagar: A B.Tech Graduate from Bhanjanagar area of Ganjam district was allegedly defrauded of more than Rs 4.25 lakh on the pretext of job Tech Mahindra. The matter came to light after the victim lodged an online complaint at Odisha Police’s Crime Branch.
According to reports, the B.Tech Graduate uploaded his personal details on job sites while searching for a job. In the first week of October, the victim received a mail mentioning the sender as shine.com which stated that he was shortlisted for an online interview for a vacant post at Tech Mahindra.
As Tech Mahindra is well-known company, the job aspirant did not raise any doubt and sat for the online interview.
The complainant added a person identifying himself as an HR official of Tech Mahindra took an online interview of the job aspirant. Few days later the B.Tech Graduate received an offer letter from Tech Mahindra through e-mail. The job aspirant was then told to deposit amounts of different values towards document verification, laptop security, training charge, board sign, processing charge and commission of the job site on different occasions. The complainant was again asked to pay Rs 72,000 towards charging the laptop.The victim became suspicious about the job offer and visited the Tech Mahindra and shine.com websites to verify the job vacancy.
When the job aspirant sent the offer letter that he received through mail to Tech Mahindra, the company denied of giving such offer to anyone. Based on the plaint, police have launched a probe into the matter.