Fraudsters prey on IT job seekers with fake offers

Fraudsters prey on IT job seekers with fake offers

Mumbai: It was supposed to be a red-letter day in Nambirajan Selvaraj’s life. On Monday, the 24-year old engineering graduate from Coimbatore reached Cognizant’s campus in the city, joining letter in hand. He was in for a shock, though. The letter turned out to be fake offer from an email ID that looked identical to that of the official ID used by the IT services provider’s human resources department, something that Selvaraj had failed to double-check.

When he approached the nearby Saravanampatti police station to register a complaint, Selvaraj at least had the consolation of knowing that his was not the only such case. The station had already registered thirty similar ones over the past few months. Increased hiring by IT companies and anxious aspirants waiting to hear from recruiters have proved to be a boon for such fly-by-night operators, who charge between Rs 2,000 and Rs 2 lakh promising jobs and providing gullible candidates with joining letters from reputed firms, recruitment and background verification agencies told ET.


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