Two college girls in Odisha have been allegedly duped of Rs 26,000 by a fake firm that lured them on the pretext of providing jobs with a handsome salary.
The two students have been identified as Debaki Jani and Nikita Bharta of Mathia village under Kodinga police limits in Nabarangpur district.
According to reports, Nikita and Debaki had come in contact with a fake Bhubaneswar-based company that assured them of providing security guard jobs and asked to pay Rs 26,000 towards registration and other fees.
Nikita and Debaki then requested a face-to-face conversation before making any monetary transaction. Following this, officials of the recruiting agency told them to come to Bhubaneswar for the meeting.
However, before the meeting, the company somehow convinced the duo to send the money via PhonePay to help process their job applications early.
After paying the fees, they received their appointment letters and the company allegedly told them to visit Nabarangpur bus stand on January 20, where one of their officials would accompany them to the place of posting.
However, when Nikita and Debaki along with their parents reached the bus stand on the said date and time, they found no one from the recruiting agency. They then tried to contact the company, but they could not.
Later, they lodged a complaint at the Nabarangpur police station.
(Edited By Pradeep Singh)