Did you receive a job offer which seemed pretty weird? Most probably, it’s a scam.
Let’s dive deep into how fake job offers are looting people’s money.
You’ve probably posted that you are available for work on many job sites.
The problem nowadays is that these job sites are vastly used by scammers to get contact details of job seekers like you so they can scam them.
You’ll receive an email that you’ve been selected for an oversea job. The email also mentions that you are provided with very high pay and other facilities.
Everything seems fine until you read the terms and then you start to suspect if this job offer is really genuine or is anyone trying to scam you.
As we’ve said many times, any job that requires you to deposit money or any job that demands money is fake.
Below are screenshots of such an email received by a job seeker. He was quick to realize it is a scam and posted it so others are aware of it.
Let me tell you in short what the email says.
The email first describes the job role. This is probably copied from some site. Also, you can see that there are many grammatical errors.
Then it lists the location of Job. It clearly mentions that you’ve to go out of the country for it. Trust me; the scammers are somewhere sitting in the same country waiting for you to respond.
Then it mentions the salary, which without a doubt will be very high.
Then it mentions the working hours.
It also mentions the type of visa you’ll need. (I guess this is added just to make sure you believe that they are legitimate firms.)
Then there is contract tenure, processing time, additional benefits, etc.
All these details are added to manipulate you into thinking that you’ve really received the job.
Whatever you saw above was just the half part of the email. Now, see the screenshots below. Here is where the game begins.
The email mentions service charges, which includes VISA and AIR tickets/Medical to be INR 65,000.
That is ridiculous.
Then there are 3 points which literally made me laugh.
The first point says if your CV gets selected by the hospital, you’ve to pay 21,500 INR as registration fees. What? Are you kidding?
In the second point they mention that if you clear the interview, you’ll have to again pay them INR 21,500. Now, it is common sense that you don’t have to pay anything to get interviewed.
The third point says, when you receive your offer letter, you’ve to pay INR 22,000.
All of the above points are baseless. Who demands money for those?
If the company I genuine, they will never demand money for these things. In fact, any legitimate company does not charge a single penny for such things.
Save yourself from such frauds, never ever get trapped into it.
If you ever receive such emails, it’s your duty to raise a complaint to the cyber cell. They will look into the matter.