Hyderabad: Despite frequent police crackdowns on the crooks who create and sell fake education and experience certificates, many fraudsters are still on the prowl in Hyderabad and suburban areas.
Promising certificates of famous universities, colleges, and private companies, they are now using online advertising through quikr.com and similar Websites to lure unemployed youth.
The “agents” have brazenly put their contact details online. Those keen to acquire a university degree for a sum of money will get the certificates by post and can transfer the money online.
A senior police official said that fake certificates are sought by people who go to Gulf countries and want jobs in private companies.
“It’s not that they get a higher post in a Gulf company with the fake certificates, but many have managed to get jobs in private companies in Dubai and other countries,” said a police officer at Cyberabad CCS, adding that the racketeers who have been caught have confessed this fact during interrogation.
In the city too, many companies do not do a thorough verification of the merit certificates produced by the candidate.
“When we busted a major gang a few days ago, we found that many people were aiming for jobs in companies located in the Balanagar industrial area. They are mainly pharmaceutical companies, who do not verify the certificates before hiring the candidates,” said Janaki Sharma, additional DCP, crime, Cyberabad division.
The gang the police busted produced forged certificates for 70 customers.
They forged certificates and marksheets of Osmania University, Andhra University, Nagarjuna University, Dr B.R. Ambedkar University, Sri Venkateswra University and several others.
The going rate for a fake certificate is between Rs 5,000 and Rs 10,000.