Software engineers in the IT sector have been found to be involved in fraudulent activities in Vijayawada and Hyderabad.
In Hyderabad, some software professionals who have migrated from Vijayawada have been claiming refunds with false names and long-term health issues, resulting in approximately 40 crore rupees being misappropriated. Among them, it has been identified that 15 tax consultants, several railway employees, and police department employees played a significant role.
Similarly, in Hyderabad and Vijayawada, authorities have registered cases against some IT companies that have been involved in fraudulent practices. These scams have resulted in a refund scam amounting to 40 crores. It is suspected that the refund scam has caused heavy losses. It has also been identified that tax consultants and agents have collected commissions on the total amount claimed in bogus refund claims.
Companies involved in fraudulent activities have been served notices and individuals have been identified. Authorities, including consultants, government officials, and those responsible for identifying employees, are deeply involved in the investigation. Similar fraudulent activities were also identified by the IT department in 2017.