A lot of people have dreams of working in foreign countries; rather than in India. The main reasons why many prefer to work in foreign countries are because of the high earnings and a better quality of life.
While the number of people aspiring to work in foreign countries is on the rise; cases of fraudsters cheating foreign job aspirants are also increasing. There have been many incidents where foreign job aspirants have been cheated of lakhs of rupees by fraudsters. So, it is really very important to be careful if you are looking for jobs in foreign countries.
Fraudsters collect the details of people who are looking for jobs in foreign countries from various job portals and contact them. They even arrange for fake interviews and send fake offer letters with the intention of looting money. In this blog, we will discuss how fraudsters cheat foreign job aspirants through real-life incidents.
Recently, a 26-year-old female software engineer from Nagpur who was looking for a job opportunity in the US was cheated of Rs 8.23 Lakhs by fraudsters. The victim who was from Nagpur was working for a multinational software company in Hyderabad. As she wanted to work in the US, she needed the International English Language Testing System Certificate (IELTS) and she had made a post regarding the same on her Facebook account.
After she made the post, a person contacted her by introducing himself as a top-ranking official with the US government. He promised that he would help her get the IELTS certificate and asked her to share her photograph and passport details on Whatsapp.
After she shared these details, she was asked to transfer Rs 26,000 to the victim's bank account as a fee for the certificate. She transferred the amount; but was asked to make payment towards various fees. She ended up paying Rs 8.23 Lakh to fraudsters in the span of just three months. After she filed a police complaint; it was found that the bank account belonged to an Indian.
In another case, a woman from Ooty was cheated of Rs 8.36 Lakh on the pretext of offering a job in Australia. Fraudsters contacted her and offered a job in Australia, conducting an interview over the phone. After the interview, fraudsters sent her a fake contract and offer letter from a mining company in Australia. She was asked to transfer Rs 8.36 Lakh under various heads, including opening a salary account, visa charges, and document preparation.
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