first_imgNew Delhi: The Cyber Crime Unit (CyPAD) of Delhi Police on Monday said that they have arrested two persons who on the pretext of providing jobs in Indian Air Force (IAF) created a fake website to dupe job aspirants. The investigating agency suspects that more than 400 people were duped of their money by this gang.According to police, they received a complaint from the Indian Air Force that some unknown persons had created a fake website of Indian Air Force and were displaying advertisements for recruitment in the Air Force. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”The said website “www.airforce.onlinerectt.in” was created for this purpose and many gullible persons applied for jobs in Indian Air Force,” said an officer. Police further said that this fake website had similar pages and images as it is available on IAF official website. So, considering this website as genuine, several people applied for jobs and the money took as application fee was usurped by the accused persons. On this complaint, a case was registered under appropriate sections of law and the investigation was taken up. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsAfter registration of FIR, the technical investigation was taken up and details of the website were collected. The bank account linked with the payment gateway was also analysed. Connected mobile numbers and IP addresses were obtained and further analysed to identify the accused persons. On the basis of detailed technical analysis, the following two accused persons Mahender Singh (30) and Vikash Swami (28) were arrested. On interrogation, the accused persons revealed that both were well educated and had done BCA from Rajgarh, Churu (Rajasthan). In order to make easy money, they hatched a conspiracy to cheat unsuspecting persons online in the name of recruitment to Indian Air Force and created a fake website for the same. “They used their IT skills to create a deceptively similar website to that of the official website of IAF, including in terms of the URL, i.e. the website name as ‘www.airforce.onlinerectt.in’. To hide their identity, they registered the website in the name of a fake person,” police said. The defrauded money was also got deposited from gullible victims in online payment channels instead of directly into bank accounts. One of the fraudsters had absconded to Dubai to escape arrest.last_img