Police arrested six members of a gang on Sunday for fraudulently taking money from people in the name of providing fake government jobs.
The arrestees were identified as Md Shahrukh Islam, 29, Md A Kuddus, 34, Md Mainul Islam, 34, Md Billal Hossain, 41, Towkir Ahmed,26, and Md Kafil Uddin, 60.
The alleged fraudsters were nabbed during a drive by the Specialized Investigation & Operations (SI&O) unit of the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) at the city's Banasree and Rampura area.
The drive was conducted following a case filed against the accused at Mohammadpur police station by a victim, said PBI in a media release.
The gang used to publish fake vacancy notice with handsome salaries of Union Health Community Center, Shukhi Paribar health Center, Ma O Shishu Health Center, Apollo Consumer Products and many other fake companies through job related newspapers and online portals, said Additional Superintendent of SI&O (south) of PBI, Sarwar Jahan.
After the victims sent their Curriculum Vitae in the given mails, they would ask them to contact saying they have been selected for the jobs, he said.
The gang used to collect money from the job seeking victims through Bkash and other transaction services in phases for exams, training, laptop, medical equipment and transportation costs, said the police officer.
The members of the gang used to work collectively and also forge fake appointment letters for the aforementioned organizations, money receipts and identity cards to fraud people, he said.