Hyderabad: Cyberabad Cyber Crime Police arrested  chief executive officer, director of Wisdom IT Services Ajay Kolla and 13 staff members on Friday on charge of cheating thousands of jobseekers. The accused cheated the jobseekers across the globe. They allegedly made false promises of securing jobs for the unemployed. The miscreants, the police said, had also collected fee from jobseekers for making the latter’s resumes more attractive.

The fraudsters, the police said, had cheated jobseekers of Rs 70 crore so far. The police claimed to have seized Rs 19 lakh cash, records, computers and hard disks from those arrested. The police also had frozen the bank accounts of accused, worth Rs 23 lakh.

According to Cyberabad Police Commissioner V C Sajjanar,  the police launched investigation into the company after receiving a complain on January 21 from a resident of Chintal Yedukondalu Gannavarapu. The complainant said he had uploaded his resume onto the Wisdomjobgulf.com job portal located at 7th floor, Hi-Tech City, Madhapur for a job in Middle Eastern countries. After which he received a call from one of the sales executives of Wisdom Jobs, who introduced herself as Mounica Reddy, and offered him their services like resume writing, resume forwarding, and resume highlight as mentioned on their website.  

He further said though he was reluctant to utilise their services, he was pressurised into paying $150 for the services. The executive promised that he would certainly get the job. He was cheated of $ 525 by the company by saying that he got the job in Ravan General Petroleum and he needed to pay security deposit for verification of his certificates. 

He lodged a complaint with the police as his efforts to reach the company managers proved futile. Based on the complaint, investigation was launched and police arrested Ajay Kolla (CEO), Syed Mazhar, Rohit, Baswaraj Nayakodi, Gopinath Sureddy, Rajesh, Shubham Kumar Singh, Samrat Pandugula, Nikhita Jain, Madhuri Veepuri, Karthik Kumar Yelibandi, Shamikant Kankamneni, Ravi Kiran, Srikant Gatoju.

The alleged fraudsters cheated several jobseekers from India and Middle East South Africa, Egypt, Qatar, Netherlands, Jordan, Lebanan, UK, Srilanka, Australia, Malaysia and other countries to the tune of Rs 70 crore.

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