Job frauds: lost money online?

Nitish ChandanLaw24 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 Naukri.com, 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 Another 6000 INR is withdrawn, this time leaving her with no money.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Also read our post on What to do if money gets withdrawn from your account fraudulently.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.

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

  1. I have a call through naukri.com 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 shine.com 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- career@hrhdil.com 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

  5. Hello Raj,

    I have lost Rs 75000 in last 5 days on Naukri call for the job in Tata Chemicals, Mumbai.

    I am a middle class lady and have lost all my saving under the job pressure.

    Please help me to get my money back.

  6. Hi ,I gave lost my amount of 25,100 rupees by a fraud call from Hdil company Hyderabad. I have every detail about them please help me to refund my money back.

  7. Hi raj, i had lost 90,000 rs by a fraud ramana he called with various number and said u have job offer in confimind global solutions hitech city.i attended for the interview after that manager(venkat 950XXXXXXX) said we will give some training and given one number whose name is ramana(966XXXXXXX). He called me and said to depoist 90k and given bank details of p. Madhusudhan(911XXXXXXX) andrabanka/c no: 022210100058068 ammerpet.i had depoisted 50k after that i had given 2 accounts shaik anwar and raja mahendra reddy(15000)995XXXXXXX. When i went to confimind company manager s saying its fake offer letter we didnt send u. But after attending the interview only i paid to dem. Now manager is also not responding. Raja is talking very vulgarily towards me he s using bad words to me and saying nobody cant do dem even if we go to police also they r saying we know madhapur si they cant do me anything. Joshua reddy(9398961325)Please help me by getting money from four people. They had money and saying we wont give whatever u can do do it police cant do anything to dem like that they are torturing me sir.i m from poor family help me to get my money sir from them sir

  8. As I have suffered any person named Mohit. Ayesha and Neha from naukri .com
    They told me they will give me job
    They take from me amounts in three time ist registration fee 2500
    Bound agreement 10500
    For other details 5000
    But now they are not giving me any response
    Plzzz help me sir.
    My no 914XXXXXXX

  9. I applied online through Quikr for a job at Canada and paid through net banking. Now all the lines are not reachable, email and WhatsApp are blocked

  10. I got a message saying i got shortlisted for a position in HDIL and at frst they asked for my certificates later they said that i will receive a call from the hr and i got a call from the fake hr and she did a telephonic interview and she informed me that i will receive a call tommorow for document verification . And i received a call later she asked me to deposit an amount of 940 . I did just to see where this will lead me to after i paid the amount she informed me that tommorow ill be getting the confirmation male and youll be joining the job the next day i got the mail and she called me and asked that u got the mail? U read what wa ls mentioned ? I said yes so later she came to the point saying that u have to pay 8100 as security amount which expected her to say . I asked her the reason why i had to pay she said incase if u dont attend the interview again i said ill attend the interview and ill pay the money at the time of interview itself . So she was like only 2 vacancy is left and its a mnc company and shit i knew what the ending will be . SO MY POINT IS PLEASE PEOPLE STAY AWAY FROM SUCH FRAUDS THEY ARE TARGETTING YOUNG PASSOUTS WHO ARE IN SEEK OF JOBS . I REQUEST THE CYBER CRIME DEPATTMENT TO TAKE CARE OF SUCH FRAUDS
    Riya rawat -+917065526614
    Mahi gupta-+917065768892
    Ajeeth sakya-+918744844641
    These are the phone number from which they contacted me as a HR
    KOTAK BANK, A/C NO-9613335066, IFSC CODE-KKBK0004596, A/C HOLDER NAME- mohammed shaheed, paid-940KOTAK BANK, A/C NO-9713387460, IFSC CODE-KKBK0004596, A/C HOLDER NAME- KOLA RAMBABU ,paid-8100
    These are the account numbers they provided . Please take of these fraudents

  11. Good Work & Information ….Cyber Blog Team …
    सिधि सी बात है , रुपया देकर कभी नौकरी नही मिलती , Online Jobs वेबसाइट रेजिस्ट्रेशन, resume बिल्डिंग के लिए मिनिमम charges लेती है , वो भी Payment Gateway के जरिये, कभी भी किसी पर्सनल बैंक एकाउंट में किसी भी बात के लिए रुपये जमा नही करवाये।

  12. Hi Sir someone stole my debit card nd withdrawn an amount of 8000 from it can u please hlp me in getting my money back to my account

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