Maharashtra Cyber Police Warn Citizens Against Shady Overseas Job Offers

Maharashtra Cyber Police Warn Citizens Against Shady Overseas Job Offers

The Maharashtra Cyber Police issued a warning to people considering jobs overseas, urging them not to offer original documents like Identity Cards or passports. Police issued this advisory over Twitter on Friday. 

Officials have said that submitting original documents such as the ones mentioned above may result in people having to pay money to get it back or have the documents misused for blackmail. 

Miscreants may even sell your personal data for financial gain, the police said while asking citizens to be cautious about overseas job advertisements. 

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The cyber police elaborated that the current trend on employment websites is to tell job seekers that they have qualified for an overseas job even though the official site of the company doesn’t show any open job vacancies.  

“Fraudster lure jobseekers with fake job offer letter of big overseas companies,” State Cyber Superintendent of Police, Sanjay Shintre said. 

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It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a significant toll on jobs across the country. With the number of job seekers growing exponentially, those looking to leverage the situation and take advantage of the situation have also increased. 

Some basic guiding principles such as the ones mentioned above can go a long way in eliminating any potential risk from the process of job seeking. 

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