DCW helps duped woman recover money
New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has helped a woman recover money she had paid to a placement agency in north Delhi's Mangolpuri area. The agency had falsely promised her a lucrative job in a school. The commission on Sunday said a 26-year-old woman applied for a job after seeing an advertisement in a newspaper put in by the agency.
“The woman realised that she had been duped when even after many days no job offer had come, and the agency also did not reply to her phone calls. She then called the DCW helpline, seeking help in the matter,” a DCW statement said.
The counsellor then accompanied the woman to the placement agency and dialled 100. “The owner denied having taken any money on which the woman produced the signed receipt. With the support of the head constable, the counsellor coaxed the placement agency to refund the woman’s money,” the statement stated.
“While the woman would have had to run from pillar to post to retrieve her money, a small intervention of the commission has helped her get her dues,” DCW chief Swati Maliwal said.