CHENNAI: The Central Crime Branch police are investigating a complaint lodged by youths from different parts of the country that they were cheated by a couple of job consultants here who promised lucrative jobs and cheated them.
According to police sources, the private job consultancy on Nelson Manickam Road had posted an advertisement on a popular website calling for applications for jobs under different categories in Singapore and other countries. Candidates from West Bengal, Kerala and many districts in Tamil Nadu had applied online.
They were called for an interview and asked to pay Rs.50,000 as consultation fee. The accused issued employment orders, visa and flight tickets that were later found fake. However, when the victims realised that they were cheated and went to the consultancy office, it was closed.
A special team has been formed to investigate.