He responded to an advertisement offering job with Airports Authority of India, even received an appointment letter
A 34-year-old youth from Vejalpur became a victim to cyber fraudsters who conned him of his hard-earned money under the pretext of offering job at the Airport.
Vijaykumar Desai, who has studied till second year BA, saw an advertisement in a vernacular newspaper regarding job positions at Ahmedabad Airport. Desai called up the number in the advertisement and he was asked to send all his documents. Desai followed all the directions and even paid Rs 1,500 as registration fee. Following this, he was told that his job is confirmed as a supervisor with a private airline.
Desai was once again asked to pay Rs 10,000 for uniform and later instalments under one head or another. Desai ended up paying a total of Rs 71,500. Talking to Mirror, Desai said, "This is not the first time that I had responded to a newspaper advertisement for job. This is the first time that something like this happened.
"I was systematically taken for a ride by first depositing Rs 1,500 as registration fee and later Rs 10,000 for uniform. I was told that the uniform will arrive from Delhi. I was told my joining date would be July 3 and I even received an appointment letter from the Airports Authority of India. I realised I was conned after the callers stopped taking my calls."