Job fraud cases: Police issues advisory for online job seekers

Hyderabad: A spurt in job frauds has led cyber crime police to requests the online job seekers not pay any money for getting an online or work from home. Earlier the police have also requested the job portals to carry a disclaimer, warning people about frauds on their homepage but yet there are very few job portals following the order.

The fraudsters extract contact details of job seekers from portals. They ‘offer’ jobs to people, claiming to be from MNCs. Now a large number of portals are not displaying a disclaimer at the bottom of their homepage, warning people about such frauds and issuing an advisory,” said Cyberabad Police Commissioner V.C. Sajjanar.

The Cyber Crime Police Station under Cyberabad Commissionerate is receiving several complaints with regard to work from home Job offer frauds. In order to prevent Job frauds, it is intended to create awareness among unemployed youth who are posting their bio-data in Job portal web sites.

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In a recent case that is reported at Cyber Crime P.S, Cyberabad, the complainant lost amount of Rs. 1, 47,000. The complainant G. Nagaraju resident of Gachibowli got calls on vacancies at companies that they are offering work from home job and Rs.12, 000 will be paid per month.

After which, he received a phone call from a person who claimed to be an advocate who said that a case is booked against the company and against him and demanded him to pay an amount of Rs.1,47,000 to clear the criminal case. Fearing prosecution, he paid the amount of Rs.1, 47,000 into the bank account of the fraudster.

How the fraudsters do it?

From the past few months, the fraudsters are contacting the complainants and asking them to accept their job offer request for work from home. If a un-employee accepts their request, either they ask for an initial payment of advance or to agree for the conditions of their job offer.

If one is paying or agreeing their job offer of part-time, the fraudsters are continuously calling the person who accepted the job offer of work from home and start threatening him by saying there are criminal cases registered against the company which offered him job and also against him and demand money from him to clear the case which has been registered against him. Believing the version of the fraudster, the person pays the amount mentioned by the fraudster.

Cyberabad Commissinoerate, Cyber Crime Cell’s Public Advisory to avoid fraud 

  • Not to pay any amount for the online job of work from home.
  • Don’t accept any job offer of work from home.
  • Don’t pay any amount in advance for the jobs of work from home.
  • Do not pay any amount, if anyone threatens that cases are booked against you for joining work from home job.
  • Before accepting any job, verify and know the genuineness of the employer/company who is offering work from home job offer.
  • Almost all the job offers of work from home are offered by fraudsters.]
  • Whoever asks to pay the amount, it is fake and not to believe their words.  
  • Don’t get carried away emotionally, just give a thought and discuss with friends and parents before transferring the amount. This shall be taken into consideration and give serious thought before transmitting the amount to an unknown person.

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