Man uses Facebook to swindle foreign job aspirants of money

KATHMANDU: A man was arrested for swindling seven persons of money offering them lucrative jobs in Dubai of the United Arab Emirates, on Sunday.

According to Nepal Police's Metropolitan Crime Division, Dawa Yonjan (30), residing at Nayabasti of Kathmandu, had posed himself as an official of various manpower agencies and allegedly swindled the foreign job aspirants of a total of Rs 334,000.

Yonjan was arrested from Teku of Kathmandu after the alleged victims including Tilak Bahadur Gurung, Dinesh Gurung, Dor Bahadur Thapa, Bimal Chaudhary, Pradeep Kumar Gurung, Buddha Syangtan and Chandra Basnet Chhetri lodged a complaint against him.

They approached Yonjan for the job of security guard in Dubai after he posted job offer, apparently by morphing images of advertisements issued by various manpower agencies, on his Facebook timeline along with his contact number.

Police said they, however, found out that he was not not affiliated with any of the manpower agencies.

Yonjan had allegedly promised them to send them to Dubai under the "free visa and free ticket provision" but sought about Rs 55,000 from each for passport and other expenses. He had gone out of the contact after collecting the amount.

Yonjan has been sent to the Department of Foreign Employment in Buddhanagar for further action.