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Beware of Job Offers from Reputed Companies

IamCheated.com Research Team | July 11, 2019  6:38:pm

Beware of Job Offers from Reputed Companies

A better job makes you a better person. This is why you strive so hard to get a job in a reputed company. Getting placed in a good company is a dream come true and also makes you feel confident about yourself.

People try to get a job in a reputed company in many ways. Some of the most popular ways are asking friends and family to refer them and using online job portals. Online job portals are getting popular each day and many people have got jobs through online job portals.

Unfortunately, fraudsters are making use of online job portals to cheat people and make quick money.  There have been many incidents where job seekers have been cheated in the name of job offers from reputed companies.

Fraudsters create fake websites in the name of reputed companies, to trick people out of hard earned money. In the past few months, many people have been cheated in the name of job offers from companies like Amazon, Jet Airways, Myntra and so on. 

In this blog, we will discuss a real-life incident where a person was conned by fraudsters in the name of a job offer from Airtel.

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What exactly happened?

The fraudster posing as an Airtel recruiter advertised for high profile jobs in telecom major Bharti Airtel Limited. The advertisement was posted on an online job portal. When the victim contacted the recruiter for a job, he was asked to pay Rs 5 Lakh for the job.

Thinking the job to be genuine, he paid Rs 5 Lakh to the fraudsters. On paying the amount he was given a fake job offer. The victim didn't know the job was a fake, until he visited the Airtel office in Gurugram. When he visited the office with the offer letter, he was informed that the offer letter was a fake.

After getting to know he was duped, the victim registered a police complaint. An FIR has been recorded against the unidentified accused under section 419 (cheating by impersonation) and 420 (cheating) of the IPC and Section 66 C and 66-D of Information Technology Act at Cyber Crime police station.

Airtel had faced a similar issue in the past year where a person was offered a fake offer letter through an online job portal.

How to avoid such fraud?

1. Never make a payment

No reputed company will ask you to make a payment for a job. In case you are asked to make a payment, the job is a fake. So, never make payment to get a job.

2. Have a face to face interview

Do not rely just on a telephonic interview; instead you must try for a face to face interaction with the employer. Normally, Fraudsters favor only telephonic interviews.

See Also: Ways To Detect A Fake Job Offer

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