The Cybercrime police arrested a man on charges of defrauding job aspirants on the pretext of providing H-1B visa.
According to police, the suspect, Yadamreddy Gopi (33), started a fake visa consultancy agency in Ameerpet also managed to cheat gullible people who approached him for H-1B visa.
In a complaint, B Vinod Kumar, a native of Chintalbashti near Khairatabad, told he approached the agency for H-1B visa on April 17. Gopi after telling him about the procedures for applying visa sought the first payment of Rs.2 lakh to start the process.
“Vinod Kumar transferred the money to Gopi’s bank account but when there was no progress in the processing, he got suspicion and approached the cyber crime department to register a case,” told KVM Prasad, Inspector, Cybercrime.
Based on his complaint, the police started an investigation & traced the suspect through the call records data and bank account in which the complainant had deposited the money.
The inspector told 2 more persons were involved in the case and they were identified as Karthik who is now living in the United States, and Rajender hailing from Chandigarh.
After getting money, nearly 50 percent of the amount was deposited into a bank account which goes to Rajender.
“Karthik is a very close friend of Gopi. They were executing this illegal business together for many years. When Gopi told about Rs.2 lakh he received, Karthik had 50 percent of it deposited in Rajender’s account,” he told, continuing that efforts are going on to establish as for how Karthik and Rajender were related to each other.