Two men and a woman were arrested by the CID for allegedly swindling over Rs. 16 million by maintaining a fake website offering jobs to Korea.
The husband and wife team were arrested in Kollupitiya while an accomplice was taken into custody in Ratmalana. Another accomplice, a woman had evaded arrest by fleeing to Italy with Rs. 10 million, the police said.
The CID halted maintenance of the fake web site, which was similar to the web page of the Foreign Employment Bureau and could be found under the similar URL www.slbflanka.com.
The husband and wife team along with the web developer were arrested by the CID, the police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said. The office in Kollupitiya where the operation was conducted had been sealed.
More than Rs. 6 million was also taken into custody when the couple was arrested.
SSP Rohana said the husband had posed as the coordinating Secretary of the Minister for Foreign Employment, Dilan Perera to swindle unsuspecting individuals.
The police spokesman said a large number of complaints had been received about the website which had begun operations three months ago.
The web developer was paid Rs. 50,000 to make the page and a red notice was to be obtained for the last accomplice, SSP Rohana said.
The police requested those who had been swindled by the team to call 0112320145 for making complaints. (Darshana Sanjeewa)
Comments - 6
ANTON Monday, 09 June 2014 01:53 AM
INHUMANITY INCREASES PROPORTIONALLY WITH THE ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNOLOGY.
Public Monday, 09 June 2014 02:05 AM
Government started controlling the website phobia with three innocent but dangerous illegal(?) sites.
Copycat Monday, 09 June 2014 07:44 AM
People want to get rich quick by any means. They want to emulate their peers in the Police politics and lucrative state institutions who live beyond their legal income through..................... via DM iPad app
lankan Wednesday, 11 June 2014 09:02 AM
SLBFE is the most corrupted government organisation in Sri Lanka right now. via DM Android App
Concerned Monday, 09 June 2014 05:08 AM
No surprise it is in a country where corruption is rampant at the top levels. When a gura does something standing, golayas do it running!
Rohan Monday, 09 June 2014 05:26 AM
Thanks for the authorities who catch these kind of criminals who making fortunes by ruining the lives of the poor innocent. I bow my head and thank you. via DM Android App
Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.