Fake jobs alert: Air India warns of recruitment scams

Dubai - Experts list out tips to identify a bogus job offer.

Photo from Alamy.com/ae used for illustrative purpose.
Photo from Alamy.com/ae used for illustrative purpose.

Dhanusha Gokulan

Published: Sat 19 Dec 2020, 11:47 AM

Last updated: Sat 19 Dec 2020, 11:53 AM

After a slew of bogus recruitment scams, India’s flag carrier has warned job-seekers not to fall prey to fake recruitment advertisements.

In a statement issued on Friday, the airline said: “It has come to our observation that fake recruitment advertisements or job offers are being circulated by some unscrupulous and fraudulent people through an illegal representation of the company name, letterhead or logo of Air India Ltd.”

Air India has advised residents to look for vacancies in leading newspapers or the recruitment section of the airline’s website.

It said: “Whenever a recruitment exercise is carried out by Air India, advertisements are published in leading newspapers besides hosting the same on the career page on the official website of Air India.”

The airline has said that it will not be held responsible for any loss that an individual may suffer because of their dealings with “such fraudulent persons”.

How to spot a fake job offer

Experts have listed out a set of tips to help job-seekers identify bogus offers. A job offer is likely to be bogus if:

> It is too good to be true

> You get the job almost immediately, without going through a proper interview process

> Receive the offer letter before meeting with company officials

> The pay is unbelievably good

> They ask you for money to confirm your place in the company

> You get unprofessional e-mails laden with spelling errors.


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