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Aravind
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Bangalore: A fraud mailer in the name of Wipro from the job portal Naukri.com has been doing the rounds trying to take advantage of job-seekers. In the last few days, many IT job aspirants received a mail claiming to be from Wipro, saying that the company has 45 job vacancies in its facilities in Delhi, Bangalore, Noida and Pune in the IT, production, electronics and administration departments. It also tells candidates to make a refundable deposit of Rs.5,850 in Axis bank account mentioned in the letter. The mail asks for resumes to be sent not to an official email id but to one on Gmail.





When people tried to contact him to know the details about the job, the person just demanded the money be deposited in the account before 2 pm that day, and kept repeating the interview schedule, reports The Times of India.



Wipro, on its part, has filed a complaint with the police. Pradeep Bahirwani, VP (talent acquisition), Wipro Technologies says, "Such fraud recruitment letters are an industrywide issue and many other IT companies have also noticed it. But, this is the first time we have seen it on an official letterhead with the logo."



In the past, it is noticed that such fraudsters many try to lure people from smaller cities.



Bahirwani says, "Such letters are mostly targeted at candidates in places like Kanpur, Lucknow and Nagpur, where the job demand is more and information is limited."



Wipro tried to trace the fraudsters. "When we asked for a meeting to discuss details about the job, the number is immediately disconnected or switched off," says Bahirwani. The company says it has been constantly cautioning applicants and students about such fraudsters. In the event someone has already paid money, the company suggested them to lodge a complaint at the nearest police station.



The company has also informed banks about the account numbers being used in the fraud. It has also asked recruitment channels such as leading job portals and staffing partners to sensitize applicants and students about these frauds.



Source: http://www.siliconindia.com/shownews/Fraudsters_con_job_seekers_through_fake_Wip
Vipul
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  Rated 0 | Posted 02-07-2009

yes Aravind you are right may of them do this kind of fraud cases

Ruchi
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  Rated 0 | Posted 02-07-2009

Hi Aravind

Thanks for sharing this information.

Ragavendra
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  Rated 0 | Posted 02-07-2009

thank u .for sharing this information

Sudhakarvas
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  Rated 0 | Posted 02-07-2009

Nice post

Sudhakarvas
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  Rated 0 | Posted 02-07-2009

Nice one sir

Priya
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  Rated 0 | Posted 02-07-2009

thanks for the info :)

Karthi
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  Rated 0 | Posted 22-08-2009

HI

Even i got such kind of mail. Mail body has every thing like Wipro Logo & about Wipro & stamps & some signature on the seal.

What i have noticed is, it is not from official ID.So, i come to know that it is not from Wipro.

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