Super Like App Job Scam: How Chinese Linked Company Cheated Indian Victims
November 19, 2022: The ED has booked 50 people, including two Chinese nationals Shen Long and Himani, as part of a money laundering probe into the company, which lured the victims with the promise of part-time jobs.
The perpetrators of the ‘Super Like Earning App’ scam were hit hard after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday froze around 80 bank accounts with balances of Rs 1 crore.
The ED had booked several people, including two Chinese nationals Shen Long and Himani, as part of its investigation into the Super Like app.
Seamsters used ‘Super Like Earning App’ to lure people with the promise of part-time jobs in return for investment.
The investigating agency said it searched 16 locations on Monday and Tuesday this week, including locations of payment gateways such as PhonePay, Paytm, Google Pay and Amazon Pay, as well as lenders such as HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and Dhanlakshmi Bank.
Investigation into the company. The ED also conducted raids under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) at the homes of people suspected to be involved with the app.
The ED suspects the company of money laundering, and has taken action against Super Like Online Earning App, which operates the app, based on a complaint filed by the South Cyber Economics and Narcotics Crimes Police Station in Bengaluru.
How the Super Like Job Scam Works – The company promised to compensate victims for sharing videos and photos of celebrities using the Super Like app on social media after making a deposit. Some victims were initially compensated for sharing videos and photos, but the company later stopped payments and blocked victims’ deposits when they tried to withdraw.
“Attracted to this lucrative scheme, common people invested funds in the app. After sharing videos of celebrities, they got some money as profit for a short period,” ED said in a statement.
“Thus, by cheating the general public, the accused collected a huge amount of funds from the public and did not return their money.
Criminal activities related to scheduled offenses were carried out,” the ED spokesperson added. ED said further investigation into the job scam is underway.
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