A man was allegedly cheated of Rs 11.25 lakh through an online offer of a ”work from home” job in Maharashtra’s Palghar district, police said on Wednesday.
The police have arrested one person in this connection.
The victim had come across an advertisement on a social media platform about such a job offer.
He was directed to a link on an online messaging service where he was asked to make certain payments for the job offer and have a good income, a police release said. The victim made payments worth Rs 11.25 lakh from time-to-time, it said. When he did not get the job as promised, he lodged a police complaint on Monday.
The cyber cell of the Mira Bhayander-Vasai Virar police started a probe into the matter and found the money was credited to a bank account. The police traced the account holder, Ashokkumar Ramsamuj Arya, and arrested him on Tuesday, the release said.
A probe was on into the case, it added. The police also appealed to people not to fall prey to such fake job offers on social media.