Fake recruitment to rob candidates of cash!
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Sept 9: Beware of fake recruitments! A racket of miscreants is out to mint money from lakhs of unemployed youths through enticing job offers by using the me of some branded companies of the country. The racket keeps contacting job seekers in a professiol way till the amount of money they seek to get deposited in their bank account. However, as and when the amount is deposited, they go traceless.
A BE in mechanical engineering from Gauhati University, Ajit Rai (med changed) was enticed by the racket for appointment in Ashok Leyland Ltd against an engineering post. The recruitment was shown as being conducted from Ashok Leyland office at Sarder Patel Road, Guindy, Cheni 600032. Rai applied to the post online. The racket issued him a call letter in the me of Ashok Leyland asking him to appear in the interview to be held on September 17, 2016 at Cheni. However, prior to the interview the racket asked Rai to deposit an amount of Rs 9,100 (refundable) as airfare and hotel expenses with Union Bank/Sindicate Bank. Rai was also asked to contact ‘Mr Sunil Mishra on his mobile No. 9560045916. Smelling something rat, Rai’s father contacted Sunil Mishra over his telephone and asked him to provide the bank account number to deposit the money. ‘Mishra’ then gave the candidate’s father the bank account number of one Shail Sharma (7271020100175) with the Union Bank of India. Rai’s father then asked Mishra as to why the money should be deposited in an individual’s bank account instead of the official account of Ashok Leyland. A seasoned one in the practice, the man from the other end of the telephone said ‘all amounts below Rs 2 lakh go in an individual’s account number’. The candidate’s father requested Mishra to give him the account number of the company. On the pretext of giving the account number of the company to the candidate’s father cut the telephone, and never called back. Though Mishra pretended to be taking from Cheni, he was talking from Delhi. The mobile which he was talking with the candidate’s father has a number issued from Delhi.
The candidate’s father then contacted Ashok Leyland Ltd to ascertain if they were going to conduct any recruitment only to know that there was no recruitment process from the company.
This is one of the numerous modus operandi being adopted by such rackets to dupe people, especially from the Northeast. The racket informed Rai that he was one among the 59 shortlisted for 48 posts. Of the 59 candidates shortlisted a few might have deposited the amount. Being a responsible citizen, the father of the candidate brought to the matter to notice of the Commissioner, Delhi Police through an FIR so as to put an end to the mece.