India is a rapidly developing country with the second most population. The growth of our nation also depends on the fact that a huge part of our population consists of youth i.e. people falling under the age group of 23-30. This youth will propel the country to newer heights and will help it to get the status of a developed country.
The biggest challenge for the policymakers and the government is to provide good jobs and employment opportunities to this immense pool of talent and skill. The current employment statistics and reports represent a not so good picture. A high number of people not being able to find suitable jobs and employment opportunities.
Some reasons for the high unemployment rate-
• Lack of Graduate Jobs.
• Unwillingness to take the available jobs.
• Over qualified candidates.
• Preference for government jobs over private jobs.
A report published in "The Hindu" shows the state of unemployment in the country
There are other reasons as well. Unemployment just not hamper the economic growth of the country but also drives the people towards forgery and other unethical practices. Seeing people desperate for jobs and employment fraudsters try to cheat unsuspecting people. Many of these frauds look so genuine that people fell victim to these scams.
Ways to identify an internet job scam
• If someone is willing to offer a high paying job suddenly then you should be alert about it. Especially where there is no interview involved.
• Notice if the job requirements are vague and if the prescribed work is done by almost anyone. Still, you are offered a high amount of money.
• Unprofessional emails and job offer over messaging apps are probably a scam.
These tips will surely help you to identify the fake job offers and scams and make you alert whenever you receive such offers and job opportunities.
We at consumer sathi get regular complaints against these kinds of fraudsters and scamsters.
Some of the most popular names that we receive complaints against are-:
Esthetica Enterprises- Esthetica Enterprise is one of the fraud company that has duped a lot of people they offer some kind of online work and offers a good amount of money to do so. They are very unsuspicious as they offer their job listings in verified job portals like naukri.com or monster jobs.com. Initially, they promise a lot to the applicants and when the work is finished they harass the people by stopping their payments and charge them money in lieu of clearing out their payments. Internet was developed to make the life of the users but people misuse it and take undue advantage of it.
STM Form filling company- This is one another company or a group of fraudsters who cheat people in the name of providing job opportunities. They also offer some kind of online work notably form filling work to individuals whose main targets are students and housewives who are looking for some part-time work and jobs and income. The complainants have told us that they get some form of vague agreement in which some terms are mentioned and failing to fulfill them can lead to legal action. Despite being completing the work people are threatened with legal action. They demand money from the people if they wish to repel the legal action.
These are some of the common types of job scams that we came across and these are very well fabricated with a genuine website and listings on various job posting portals. and on top of that, they also target unsuspicious people such as college students or housewives who get into their trap hoping for a side income or some part-time work. If you and any of your know receive such offers or scams then file a complaint on www.consumersathi.com