Getting a job offer from a reputed company like Amazon is a dream come true. Amazon is the largest e-commerce marketplace and cloud computing platform in the world. As Amazon is the world's largest e-commerce marketplace, the number of people working there is rising. The company is recruiting a lot of people each day for various departments. But, the sad part is not all job offers you receive in the name of Amazon are genuine. There is a new scam which is targeting job seekers in the name of Amazon. In this blog, we will discuss everything you need to know on fake Amazon job offers which target job seekers.
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Job seekers receive an email from fraudsters who claim to be contacting them from the Amazon HR team. The email states that the resume of the recipient has been selected online for Amazon's direct recruitment for a new plant. The email further mentions that the company has selected 17 candidates for IT, Administration and Production Departments.
To continue with the procedure, the job seeker will be asked to fill up the employment application form and send it to the given email id. In the application, the candidate will be asked to provide information like name, phone number, email id, education details, references, employment details and a lot of other things. The application looks so real that candidates have no doubts on the authenticity.
Once the application is forwarded to the respective email Id, the candidate will receive a call from a person who claims to be calling from the Amazon HR team. The caller conducts a telephonic interview where the candidate will be asked certain questions.
After the telephonic interview, the candidate will receive a fake offer letter from the fraudsters. The offer letter contains information like the date of commencement of employment, job title, salary, place of posting, hours of work, leave/holidays, nature of duties, termination, notice period and so on. The Fake offer letter will be drafted exactly like an original offer letter provided by any company.
After the offer letter is sent, the candidate will receive one more mail asking him to deposit uniform charges of Rs 1,650 in favor of the company Senior Recruitment Officer's account. The email will further mention that the amount would be refunded after 7 days of training. The mail will also state that after receiving the uniform charges, the Company will dispatch the company gate pass with user identification code and joining schedule details.
After the candidate deposits money, there will be no trace of the fraudsters. The job offer is just a trick played by fraudsters to make quick money.
1. Avoid telephonic interviews
Don't simply rely on telephonic interviews. Try for a face to face interaction with the employer. Fraudsters normally prefer to have only telephonic interviews.
2. Never make a payment
No reputed company will ask you to make payment for jobs in their company. In case you are asked to make a payment, this is a definite fake.
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