MBA duped by fake job promises

MBA duped by fake job promises

A 26-year-old MBA claims he was duped of over Rs 55,000 on the fake promise of a job in Malaysia.

The victim gave money to a placement agency in south east Delhi’s Bharat Nagar, but the agency’s owner fled with the money.

Several other unemployed youths have made similar complaints against the agency, police said on Sunday. |

The victim has been identified as Eram, who hails from Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura district.

He told police that he was unemployed and came to the capital in search of work in October 2013.

“Eram’s friends had informed him about placement agencies in Bharat Nagar offering jobs abroad,” a police officer said.

Due to being unemployed, Eram decided to try his luck and visited Bharat Nagar.

He went to the offices of Hasbee International, Naina Enterprises and Liu Nan International.

Eram later found that most of the offices were run by a man named Mehandi Hassan offering jobs in Malaysia.

“Hassan never met Eram. They were in contact through phone calls in which Hassan assured Eram that he would arrange a job in Malaysia,” the officer added. Eram also met several people at the offices, who claimed that the agency had helped them get jobs.

The agency later began to demand money as fee for the entire process. At first, Eram was made to pay Rs 5,500 for a medical examination and later Rs 20,000 as Malaysian visa fee.

Few days later, he was told to make a payment of Rs 30,000 for the flight ticket to Malaysia.

“On the payment, Eram received a flight ticket to Malaysia scheduled for November 12, 2013. However, the agency later told him that the ticket had been cancelled,” the officer said.

Three such tickets were cancelled, and soon Eram found out that the tickets were fake.

Eram realised that the agency was fraud, and began to frequently visit the offices demanding his money back.

Despite the fraud being unearthed, Hassan used to speak with Eram on phone assuring him that he would be sent to Malaysia soon.

hut the offices and fled with the money of many unemployed youths like him. Eram has now approached police, and a case under Indian Penal Code and Immigration Act has been registered over his statement.