DCW helps duped woman re­cover money

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES CITY -

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.

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