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Maharashtra: Man duped of Rs 11.25 lakh with offer of 'work from home' job; 1 held

Updated on: 04 January,2023 11:28 AM IST  |  Palghar

The police have arrested one person in this connection

Maharashtra: Man duped of Rs 11.25 lakh with offer of 'work from home' job; 1 held

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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.

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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.

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