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Vadodara duo duped of ₹7.83 lakh over South Africa job scam

Updated: May 21st, 2024

South Africa scam

Two friends residing in Vadodara’s Chhani Jakatnaka were cheated of ₹7.83 lakh by a fraudster father-son duo who promised them jobs in South Africa.

Harsh Patel has lodged a police complaint stating that he had been in contact with the father-son duo of Mayur and Naresh Joshi for about ten years.

In July 2023, Patel and his friend Kuldeep Chauhan visited Joshi’s house as they prepared passports, visas, and files for job aspirants for South Africa. They approached the Joshi duo with the intention of working in the African country.

In this regard, Joshi proposed that their brother Bhargav works in South Africa and they had also returned after working there five years ago. They were now about to file for another job in South Africa.

Over this, they proposed that both Harsh and Kuldeep accompany them and assured them jobs there.

In July 2023, when Patel and Chauhan agreed to travel to South Africa, Mayur told them that it would cost them ₹7.50 lakh.

They duly paid the amount to the Joshis. However, despite repeatedly assuring them of a job in South Africa, they did not provide any work order or arrange for a visa or tickets.

When the money was not returned, a complaint of fraud was lodged against the Joshi duo at Vadodara’s Kapurai police station.

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