Hyderabad: With an increase in job fraud cases, the latest being Work From Home offer frauds, the Cyberabad Police have warned job aspirants and youngsters to be alert and informed about the tactics of fraudsters.
The Cyberabad Cyber Cell is receiving several complaints with regard to Work from Home job offer frauds.
“We often see that several unemployed youth are paying huge sums in the hope of securing jobs in government services or corporate sector. Taking advantage of the innocence of these unemployed youth, fraudsters float fictitious companies and give attractive advertisements and attract people,” Cyberabad Police Commissioner VC Sajjanar said, adding that after collecting money as a caution deposit, the fraudsters would vanish.
According to the Cybercrime police, most complaints were regarding fake abroad job visas, Group I and II job frauds, data warehousing jobs, posts in the railways and so on.
“If we are alert, we can easily find out it is a fraud much early and save ourselves from being duped. Whether the amount is insisted in cash or no receipts are issued for money given, appointment letters not signed or stamped by the organisations concerned, are some of the things we should observe,” Sajjanar said.
It is better to check up with the department concerned for the genuineness of the appointment order or interview call letter. All appointments are purely based on merit, he added.
Officials said it was observed that several foreign job consultancies did not have a certificate from Protector General of Immigrants, New Delhi and still carry out business. In some instances, either visas are handed over at the airport before leaving for foreign countries or the agent refuses to show them before. They also turn impatient when you ask them certain questions.
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