Cyber fraudsters have duped a Pune-based private company employee of Rs 5.05 lakh on the false assurance of giving him a well-paid job in foreign country. The victim, Dhanraj Jyotiram Sawant (48), a resident of Anupam Complex in Kothrud, lodged a complaint at the Kothrud police station.
Police have booked unknown person under Section 419, 420, 471, 34 of the Indian Penal Code and other sections of Information Technology Act.
Police said fraudsters contacted Sawant through email and offered him a job at Petronas Malaysia and Maruti Suzuki in July this year.
Inspector Shrikant Nawale who is investigating the case said fraudsters demanded money from the complainant for providing him job.
“The complainant deposited money into the bank account numbers given to him by the fraudsters through email but he never got the promised job. Currently, the complainant works as a project manager in a private company but wanted a better foreign-based job. His father is a retired policeman,” said Nawale. Police said fraud took place between July 3 and October 19, 2012.