Six held for duping people by 'marketing' website

Six held for duping people by 'marketing' website

The Central Crime Branch (CCB) sleuths have arrested six men for cheating many people by running a fake chain link multi-level marketing website.

According to police, the arrested are identified as Avinash Shah (22),  Nikunj Kumar (29) and Ankit Khadelwa (24) were from Kolkata while Amit Soni (24), Ashok Sharma (33) and Rakesh Makarlal (33) were from Mumbai. The police recovered two high-end cars, passports, four mobile phones and Rs 10,000 in cash from them.

The suspects would invite people to become members of a fake website ‘’ by paying Rs 2,500. They pulled in people by telling that members would get certain amount based on the advertisements published on the website.

They would also get and extra 10-30 per cent commission, if they brought in new members, said the police.

The six suspects used to conduct meetings where they would make people believe that this is an easy way to earn money, and woo them to become members. They had arranged a meeting at the Vijay Krishna Convention Centre in Kaggadasapura on March 13. Based on this information, the CCB officials stormed the meeting and arrested the men.

“There were also a few others involved in this racket who fled the spot along with the public,” the police added.

A senior police officer said the suspects are being questioned about what they did with the money. “It seems like a big racket and further investigation is going on,” he added.

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