AirAsia India cautions job-seekers against frauds
Bangalore - The employment-related emails mentioned a mandatory refundable fee charges for interview processing.
Published: Wed 17 Jan 2018, 8:41 AM
Last updated: Wed 17 Jan 2018, 10:53 AM
AirAsia India has asked job seekers to be wary about "unscrupulous individuals and recruitment agencies" after some employment-related emails that turned out to be fake surfaced in the name of the budget carrier.
"AirAsia (India) Limited would like to caution the general public that in the recent past some unscrupulous individuals and recruitment agencies have tried to mislead the public by fictitiously claiming to be employees of the company or posing as authorised recruitment agencies of the company," a spokesperson for the airline said.
Some aspiring crew officials had recently received emails in the name of "AirAsia Airlines Limited" saying the company had "selected their resumes" and called them for "direct online interview".
The emails also mentioned a mandatory refundable fee of Rs 9,600 as charges for "interview processing, maintenance, courier, accommodation and assurance".
A 23-year-old aviation professional in another airline had raised the alarm, bringing the email he received to the notice of AirAsia India officials.
"I was looking for a better work opportunity within the aviation industry. On Friday, I received an email from 'AirAsia Airlines Ltd'. Everything looked fine, but the demand for money in the email made me suspicious and I informed the airline. Soon, the fraud was confirmed," he told PTI but asked not to be named.
The AirAsia spokesperson confirmed that the airline does not ask candidates for any money during recruitment and said it was aware of these "fake advertisements" doing the rounds and was exploring legal options. "It has been brought to our notice that they send fake communication/e-mails to the potential job seekers luring them with job offers using the details of the company," the spokesperson said.
The airline said it followed a formal recruitment process through its own human resources department and does not outsource the final selection of prospective employees to any individuals or agencies to issue interview intimations or offer letters.
The company also does not ask for any security deposit, refundable or non-refundable, at any stage of the recruitment process, it added.