If you are looking for a job in India or abroad, then it is very important for you to know how fraudsters work and what the danger signs are. By knowing these, you can easily avoid fake job offers.
If you are looking for a job in India or abroad, then it is very important for you to know how fraudsters work and what the danger signs are. By knowing these, you can easily avoid fake job offers. Let’s know about them-
According to the Center for Monitoring Indian Economy, the unemployment rate in India had increased to 7.6 percent in April 2019. In such a situation, due to easy access to the Internet, many fraudulent people are offering such jobs to unemployed youth who do not exist. Students who have recently passed out from college and engineering colleges from small cities are getting caught in this fraud. Now many big companies, well-known job portals and embassies have issued important advisories on their websites to avoid applicants getting cheated in the name of jobs.
Way to cheat
Online job portals are the easiest way for most fraudsters to find their victims. Know how they carry out their work-
1. First the fraudsters visit the job recruitment site and get the profiles of the applicants.
2. They search for potential candidates and email them.
3. They represent themselves as job consultants. They create fake websites and set up temporary offices.
4. Applicants are asked to submit a registration fee deposit from a bank transfer or wallet.
5. Online or telephone interviews are conducted.
6. After this, fake appointment letters are given.
Go to the official website
Most companies advertise about their jobs on their official website. Therefore, instead of relying on email from somewhere, you should go to the company’s career page and apply there. If applying on online job portals, make sure that your resume is going to the original website. For foreign jobs, you should take help from the government portal or local job consultant of that country. No agent should be caught in India.
If 70 to 80 percent increments are being given or more than your rank or experience, or facilities are being given away from the market trend, then this offer can be fake. Also be careful if the offer letter is being given without any formal interview. Employers should visit the company’s registered office. Be careful if called in a residential area or at a place without company signage.
Apply for a clear post
While preparing CV and cover letter, clearly indicate the job or position. The mail received for the job should be for that particular post only. If the post given is generic then the job is fake.
If a job offer is received, first call the registered landline phone of that company and find out if the person offering the job is present in the company. Also whether the position is in the company or not.
The job portal, employer or company does not ask the candidate for payment at any stage of the hiring process. Do not pay any fees in the name of registration, document verification or security deposit.
More Salary: Be careful if you are being given a lot of salary from your experience or qualification or are being offered more salary than market trends.
Common Mistakes: Spelling mistakes, grammatical errors and misuse of the English language indicate that the email or letter is not correct.
demand for payment : The company or job portal does not charge money for hiring. If money is demanded on email, be careful.
Missmatch of Skills: If the skills and qualifications required for the post the company is offering do not match your qualifications and education, then it is a sign that something is wrong.
Interview : If you are being offered a job in your email or letter without any personal or one-to-one interview, then it can be fake.
Name and signature: The name and signature in the offer letter may be incorrect. Get information about the name and position of the offeror.
These are the targets
Know how fraudsters usually hunt people for jobs-
- People from tier-2 or tier-3 cities
- Weak interpersonal communication skills
- 20 to 25 years old
- Graduate from unknown colleges or institutes
- Minimum 5 years of work experience
- Difficulty speaking and writing English
- Applicants on the job portal
- Not much skill and lack of professional experience
In January 2019, Wisdom Jobs CEO Ajay Kolla was arrested. They cheated more than one lakh applicants.
Amount: Rs 70 crores
In June 2018, 3 people were arrested from Ghaziabad. They were cheating hundreds of unemployed in the name of getting jobs for the last 2 years.
Amount: Rs 3.5 crores
On June 18, 3 people were arrested from Hyderabad. He grabbed Rs 2 lakh each from 60 unemployed youth in 3 months.
Amount: 1.2 million rupees