Digitisation in recruitment has spread out the fake job racket dramatically. With job scammers using big brand names to lure the vulnerable job seeker, corporate entities have taken up the responsibility to spread awareness. The brands have taken measures to ensure that job aspirants are easily able to differentiate fake jobs from real ones if they conduct basic research.
TCS has posted several samples of fake job offer letters received by candidates from the racketeers. The company has also started including QR codes in their offer letter which can be scanned using mobile phones, that would take the candidate to a verification page on the company’s website.
Tech Mahindra has started using a digital signature on their offer letters since 2014.
Infosys has clearly mentioned on their website that they do not charge candidates anything during or after the hiring process. It has also stated that the hiring process will involve at least one face-to-face interview with the candidate and that the candidate will not be informed of the same through instant messaging platforms. The Infosys recruitment team would only send emails from the email addresses under the domain @infosys.com. The recruitment team would never ask candidates for personal details like credit card numbers, bank account details, or tax info for the hiring process.
Wipro has also listed common attributes of fake jobs on their website. The website states that the fake offers came from public email IDs. They would even have the Wipro logo on the letterhead. However, there will be grammatical mistakes in the letter, and the candidates would be asked to deposit a certain amount in a given bank account. The person offering the job would also call the candidates asking for documents such as qualifications, photographs and experience certificates to make the offer seem authentic.
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