What is Recruitment Fraud?
Recruitment fraud is a sophisticated fraud offering fictitious job opportunities. This type of fraud is done through online services such as bogus websites, or through unsolicited mails claiming to be from Vedanta Limited or Vedanta Resources, or under its name and logo. These emails request recipients to provide personal information and ultimately payments to progress false applications.
How to identify Recruitment Fraud
The prepetrators will often ask recipients to complete bogus recruitment documentations, such as application forms, terms and conditions of employment or visa forms. The Vedanta name or logo is often featured on the documentation without authority.
There is an early request for personal information such as address details, date of birth, CV, passport details, bank details etc.
Candidates are requested to contact other companies/individuals such as lawyers, bank officials, travel agencies, courier companies, visa immigration/processing agencies
Email correspondence is often sent from (or to) free web-based or bogus email accounts such as firstname.lastname@example.org
The perpetrators frequently use mobile or platform telephone numbers beginning with +91 124 instead of official company numbers.
The perpetrators may even offer to pay a large percentage of the fees requested and ask the candidate to pay the remaining amount.
There is an insistence on urgency.
What should I do?
|To report a suspected fraud, contact email@example.com
||Respond to unsolicited business propositions and/or offers of employment from people with whom you are unfamiliar .
|Save messages from the perpetrator for further investigation if necessary
||Disclose your personal or financial details to anyone you do not know.
|Include the URLs of any websites which you believe to be bogus or fraudulent together with as much supporting information of the correspondence you have had with the perpetrators of the fraud.
||Send any money. Vedanta Limited or Vedanta Resources does not ask for money transfers or payments from applicants to secure a job, either as an employee or as a contractor.
|We would adivse you to contact your local police and provide them with all information you may have from the senders.
||Engage in further communications if you believe the communications may be fraudulent.