February 26, 2021, 6:19 am
Staff Reporter, Sylhet: By opening anonymous Facebook pages and groups and showing attractive offers in advertisements, some unscrupulous persons using the name of mobile banking company ‘Bikash’ have set a new trap of fraud under the guise of hiring employees on their own initiative. One such fraudster has recently been found.
The new scam came to light in the wake of allegations by a female victim named Saheda, a victim of fraud, through a Facebook group called Aid for Cyber Crime Solution (ACCS) that helps prevent obscenity and harassment.
It is learned that a person named Mohammad Omer Hasan posted on a social media group that he would give a job in development. Victim was introduced to the accused through the source of the described post and he introduced himself as a development officer.
At one point, the accused used his personal smartness, speech and tactics to gain the confidence of the victim and employed him on a temporary basis in the development account opening sector.
Meanwhile, while fulfilling the responsibilities entrusted to her, the accused started making various emotional conversations on the personal Facebook and Messenger of the accused and pressured her to fall in love with him.
The victim threatens to kill the accused if he is offended by the accused’s behavior. In doing so, the victim became extremely scared and at one stage continued to communicate with the accused on the condition of friendship.
It is revealed that the accused pressured the victim to pay the opposite amount at various times without paying the dues due to his professional work. A few days later, one night, the accused asked the victim to speak to him on a video call, but the victim refused.
When the accused did not speak to him in the video call, he threatened to kill the accused by suicide and the victim was forced to agree to the video call. Note that while talking, the cunning accused picks up some screenshots of the video call and saves it to himself.
From then on, the accused edited the pictures and threatened to release them through social media, pressuring the victim to pay almost Rs. Besides, by collecting the phone numbers of different people of the victim’s family, they also started demanding money from them, otherwise they threatened to spread the picture of the victim on Facebook by editing it dirty.
The victim is suffering from severe mental stress.
At one point, he reported the matter to the ACCS, but when he tried to contact the accused on behalf of the ACCS, he avoided talking about his illness.
When the matter was reported to the accused’s mother on her mobile phone, she took the side of the accused and behaved indecently with one of the admins of ACCS.
As the victim was under extreme threat, he took legal action under the supervision of ACCS to ensure safety and the DMP filed a general diary with the Jatrabari Police Station, Dhaka against the accused. Whose number: 1684, date: 21/11/2020 Eng.
In the light of the incident, it is further learned that the accused allegedly engaged in the same immoral activities with more than one woman in the name of giving a job in ‘bKash’ using the same strategy.