Dr B Thomas (Special correspondent)
The Chikkaballapura cyber crime police on Tuesday arrested two vehicles dealers from Andhra Pradesh for cheating a woman online luring her with job offer.
The accused have been identified as Ganesh Chethan,22,from Madanapalli and his associate Harish Kumar,38 from Puttaparthi town.
Senior officer told reporters,Ganesh posing as executive from online recruitment agency contacted Shantha GM from Shidlaghatta and offered her Tele caller work from home job with a salary of Rs.26,000.
The accused extorted as much as Rs.2.6 lakh from the victim on the pretext of joining fee, security deposits and other service charges at different dates.
The victim got suspicious when Ganesh started demanding more money and warned him to approach the police,the accused set Harish Kumar to call her.
Harish Kumar called Ms.Shantha posing as crime branch staff and offered to help her get back the money and took Rs.55,000 from her.
Cheated twice,Ms.Shantha finally approached the cyber crime police and filed a complaint.
Based on the complaint,the police track down the accused based on the money transaction details .
We are checking now to ascertain the criminal background of the accused and further investigation is on he added.