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Job scam case: More than 100 websites duping people on the pretext of providing work blocked

New Delhi: In view of the increasing number of online job scams, the Union Home Ministry has initiated action and blocked more than 100 websites that were involved in illegal investment and part-time job frauds.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: On Wednesday, In view of the increasing number of online job scams, the Union Home Ministry has initiated action and blocked more than 100 websites that were involved in illegal investment and part-time job frauds. The official statement confirmed that as per the report, the blocked websites were being operated by foreign persons.

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These websites were engaged in fraudulent investment schemes and part-time job scams in India. According to the report, these sites were operated by foreign companies. The Indian Cyber​​ Crime Coordination Center (I4C), a unit of the Union Home Ministry’s vertical National CyberCrime Threat Analytics Unit (TAU), has identified these fraudulent websites and recommended blocking them last week.

These websites were blocked by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) as per the Information Technology Act of 2000 and following the recommendation made by I4C. These recently blocked websites were involved in illegal investments as well as fake part-time job offers.

These websites were operated by individuals from abroad. They were using the platform with the help of digital advertisements, rented accounts and chat messengers to conduct their fraudulent activities.

The official statement further explained that these economic crimes were being carried out of India through various channels such as foreign ATM withdrawals, cryptocurrencies, card networks and international fintech companies. I4C is an initiative of the Ministry of Home Affairs, which aims to tackle cyber crimes in the country by coordinating comprehensive efforts against illegal activities taking place in the country.

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