The Indian Express | February 9, 2017
The number of online scams are on the rise and online recruitment scams are also being reported more often. A typical scam email or advertisement will mention a spoofed email id of a reputed company and will either offer you a job via email, or will place a newspaper advertisement with the contact email id for victims to fall prey.
On responding to such an email, a victim will receive a positive response and will be asked to deposit a refundable amount of money in a specified bank account for securing the job. Once the money is deposited, the recruitment scammer disappears for good and your money is gone!
No real job requires any kind of fee, including administrative, visa processing, work permits, certificates, authorizations, “Affidavit of Guarantee”, “Letter of Attestation”, “Affidavit of Oath” “Affirmation”, or other legal or immigration fees. No real company ever requires you to make a “refundable” deposit before you are interviewed. No real company says it will reimburse you for expenses. As soon as you are asked to pay any money for anything, including a visa or work permit, that tells you there is no job, it is a scam.