Things that you should know about fraud in job offers

Last Updated: Jan 25, 2016, 09:13 AM IST
Things that you should know about fraud in job offers

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Believe it or not, not just few individuals, but many call centers and job portals, specifically opened for the purpose, are actively engaged in duping hapless job seekers.

They make the job seekers part with a hefty chunk of a hard-earned income on the pretext of getting them placed in reputed companies. Indian Railways and reputed firms like Maruti Suzuki India, Tata companies, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, and many more have brought out the scam to the notice of the police.

These are the key things you need to know about the fraud job offers:

1) The scammer contacts you by email, or phone and offers you a job that may involve a simple screening process.

2) Scamsters mostly download resumes from job websites or buy data of job seekers from famous job portals for Rs 25,000-Rs 40,000 and mostly target people from non-metro cities.

3) Most of the people involved in the scam are below 30 years of age, and target those desperately seeking job.

4) The scamsters may also create a website which sounds very similar to an existing popular job portal.

5) They create bank account, payment gateway and domain names, all on fake identifies. The servers are based abroad and calls made through internet making the tracking complex.

6) The scamsters hire English speaking call centre executives and rent an office space at a plush commercial building.

 7) In the name of registration and interview they extract Rs 8,000-50,000 from a candidate.