Woman duped through OLX job ad

Woman duped through OLX job ad

A woman was duped of over Rs 6 lakh after she went through a job advertisement on OLX website and received a fake appointment for visa stamping at British embassy in Mumbai. 

The victim reported the matter to Mumbai Police, who referred the case to Delhi Police. Interestingly, the victim had also approached Delhi Police in August 2013 claiming that her husband had hacked her Facebook account and personal e-mail IDs.The woman, a resident of Talkatora Lane in central Delhi, told police that she had seen a job advertisement on OLX website of a London-based company, Zafiro Marine Inc.

 “She was latercontacted by the accused and gave an interview through e-mail,” said a police officer.

After reading the answers, the accused offered a job in the company and she was informed that a woman named Claire Tuhey from British embassy has been appointed to process her visa.

Soon, ‘Claire’ started calling the woman and told her to deposit money into bank accounts of Delux Enterprises and Blue Bird Services.

The woman made several payments amounting to Rs 6.38 lakh. Claire later told the woman that her visa had been granted and asked her to visit the British embassy in Mumbai for visa stamping. The woman went to Mumbai, but was informed by the embassy that there was no employee named Claire.

“I have till now deposited Rs 6.38 lakh into the bank accounts and this was actually my whole life’s savings,” the victim stated in her complaint to police.

On the basis of the content of the complaint, Delhi Police have filed a case under Indian Penal Code and Information Technology Act.

In August 2013, the woman had told police that her Facebook account and all personal e-mail IDs were hacked by her husband and the passwords were changed without her knowledge. She was going through a marital dispute and had also filed a case of dowry and domestic violence in Assam.

It was alleged that her husband had previously threatened to go to any extend to harm her and her reputation. On the outcome of a technical enquiry, a case under Information Technology Act was filed against the woman’s husband.

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