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Wipro Alerts Job Aspirants of Fraudulent E-mails

Recently, people in India registered with an established website for job recruitment got e-mails that mention of new openings in Wipro Technologies but ask for a deposit of Rs.4,000 into a certain account. However, Wipro has alerted all those seeking for a job not to trust the e-mails as the company never demands a fee to conduct an interview.

Pradeep Bahirwani, Talent Acquisition and Vice-President of Wipro, said that the organization had encountered such fake e-mails previously too, but this time the e-mails even contained the letterhead and logo of the company, as reported by IndiaTimesInfotech on July 3, 2009.

According to the news reports, the fraudulent e-mails went out to employment seekers telling them that interview letters would shortly reach them for different vacancies in the organization.

The bogus messages also state that Wipro has 45 vacancies in its offices located in Bangalore, Pune, Delhi and Noida, and ask recipients to e-mail their CVs at a certain Gmail address.

Additionally, the messages mention that the interview will be conducted at the company's Noida office although there is no such office in Noida.

While the organization stated that it wasn't aware of the number of such e-mails, it alerted job-seekers so that they didn't fall victim to the scam. The organization also said that the e-mails were full of erroneous language and spelling mistakes and had their origin to a public domain instead of the organization's own domain.

Mr. Bahirwani says that these fraudsters' common method of operation to collect money through such interview payments is to constantly create new account numbers and close them after short time periods. Furthermore, the parties signing the e-mails are constantly changed along with the names of the accountholder.

According to Bahirwani, Wipro recruits talent through portals, from university campuses and most importantly relies on the company's own records.

The organization that is about to approach the police to lodge a formal complaint warned job-seekers from cities of two and three tiers as they largely have low access to necessary information and greater chances of falling victim.

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