Job frauds: lost money online?

Nitish ChandanLaw9 Comments

Job frauds?  You mean these days? Who falls victims to these frauds, It is so careless and stupid to fall prey to such a fraud.

Well, I am not of this opinion. Fake job frauds are on the rise with every passing day because of easy information access to criminals. At that peak of frustration and agony when one does not have a job, he does fall into such traps. Something similar happened with Jyoti, a native of Jaipur who lost about 7500 INR to such an online fraud. She had registered with, a very popular job search portal.

One fine day she receives a call from a number claiming to be from Naukri and telling her that her profile had been shortlisted for a job. She was made to take an online test after a payment of Rs. 1500 via Paytm. This is a very standard modus operandi of job frauds these days. When she did not clear the test,  she asked for a refund. And as professionally as it happened, they asked her for the card details of the card she had used on Paytm to give them that money. She complied even with all her other credentials. Another 6000 INR is withdrawn, this time leaving her with no money. They ignored her thereafter leaving her no options. Ever since, she had been making cold calls to them and requesting money. Skeptical about going to the police, it is my personal claim (not a haywire figure, but a claim) that at least 70% people do not report such crime. But when they do, like an old retired teacher did from New Delhi, he was told by the police that 20,000 is a very petty loss, we are dealing with cases that involve lacs of rupees. Of course, the file is there but it is under a lot of weight. Another officer moral policed a girl in Bangalore about sharing her intimate pictures over the Internet leaving her with no choice at all. But this post is not about that.

Also read our post on What to do if money gets withdrawn from your account fraudulently. 

Anyway, Jyoti reached out to us for help. My first instinct, still as a law abiding citizen is to request her to go to the police and ask them for help. She was panicking. That money might not mean a lot to you reading this but to her it meant a lot, probably close to everything. As you read this, the police is investigating this case and they will find out the culprits hopefully.

But in this case, we took a stand. Yes, I made a call to these criminals and used all tricks in the book which of course are not something to be divulged here. But I am happy to share that whatever loss Jyoti had suffered 2 weeks ago, has been compensated and the money has been returned in totality to her. Yes, all of the 7500 and by the criminals themselves. There are so many cases like this job fraud and others that we get everyday and in so many we have the culprit’s Paytm numbers, their mobile numbers which are active but there is so little that we can do in the non-law-enforcement space. Of course, we do report it to the authorities for action and they do take action but these incidents call out for a better public-private partnership model with the state at least in the domain of reporting and solving cyber crime.

Read what Jyoti had to say

The dynamics are different, the vectors are diversified but the losses, they are abominable and awful.

9 Comments on “Job frauds: lost money online?”

  1. I have a call through agent anika (906802233) she offer me a job of a site engineer in aditya birla group.and she tell me to deposit 1800 rs as registration fee for telephonic interview and assume me for joining in group.then i pay that amount then i clear the telephonic round then they ask me for 10200rs as bond security.which i do.but then they ask me for 20800 for accomodation security.and they was saying that if accomodation security will not be paid by me then they will cancel my joining.
    Please look over the matter.
    Contact me as soon as possible(8952825025)

  2. Some 4-5 contacted me through mobile and mail ..telling that they saw my resume in and have approached me for the job in HDIL infrastructure multinational company which is actually in mumbai but they have said that my job will be in Hyderabad as that was my prefered location but in Hyderabad there is no such company(I enquired about that). They asked me to send my marksheets of my degree Nd one id proof and one photo of mine for the mail id- and then started asking for money for the forst tym they asked me to send 900/- for my certificate verification and then 5100/- for their security purpose and 4000/- for the courier service cost to send my joining letter to my address. And then 5000/- for opening my salary account (without even attending any interview) whenever I refused to pay that last 5000/- their numbers were either switched off or not attending my call. Note:1-They said whole amount was refundable. 2- I have their mails too in which they asked to send money with header HDIL infrastructure company Mumbai. 3- I lost 14000/- Their details : Sarika SR.HR +91 92051 36589 Ria SR.HR +91 85069 41902 Janvi HR – 70530 59804 +91 72918 78688 Ranjeet +91 87438 69741 This is the account details they asked me to send money through- A/C NO.4512690278, IFSC CODE- KKBK0004596, A/C HOLDER NAME-Christopher arock.(HR of the company(fraudsters actually))

  3. Hi Raj Pagariya
    Heart warning to now that Jyoti received her money back. I also have lost money very recently. I have reported to the cyber crime branch but I’m also aware that most people don’t get their money back. Is there any way in which you would be able to provide assistance on the same. I approached the local police too and they took it very lightly.

  4. Hi Raj Pagariya,
    I lost my money around 35000 same like them,they asked me pay 2900,4600,9850,19880.after my telephonic round they are not answering any of my calls…I paid through paytm and net banking .Recently I complained against them in cyber crime near my area…surprisingly they are comprimising with me to return my complaint back so that they will refund my money..but how can I trust them ..I don’t have sleepless nights with this incident ..

    I hope you will help me in my problem to get my money back

    I hope you will

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