Fraud job offers? Red flags to watch out for

Company cautions jobseekers of fraudulent online recruitment activity. (Shutterstock)

Aster DM Healthcare, a medical services provider, has taken action against fraudsters and illegal recruiters, who are duping job aspirants in India and other Asian and African countries by misusing the name of the organisation.

The company has filed cases with Dubai Police and with Cyber Cells to take action against online fraudsters who promise jobs with Aster and cheat people of money in the name of recruitment expenses.

Aster has categorically condemned all such activities and has urged people to be extremely cautious in falling prey to such scams, adding that Aster recruits only as per governmental procedures and does not charge any fee for recruitment.

This follows reports of fraudulent online recruitment activity that misuses Aster’s name in various countries including India, Pakistan, Philippines, New Zealand and Zimbabwe. Letters are being provided by these fraudulent operators with promise of jobs on behalf of the company.

The medical services provider took note of the report and immediately alerted the concerned authorities. The domain and ID from where such emails have originated have been blocked as far as possible. Aster urges caution by job seekers, reminding them not to contact the telephone numbers provided in these bogus emails.

The company has also clarified that they are not availing services of any travel agency for its recruitments, as some of the fake offer letters are issued in the name of travel agents.

The company says it follows stringent HR compliance and policies. Recruitment is only through official channels such as newspaper advertisements, the services of approved recruitment agencies and employee referrals.

No external agency has been authorised to collect any money for recruitment purposes. In Kerala, where the recruitment scam was first noted, Aster said it only operates as per the guidelines of Norka, a department of the government of Kerala.