Beware! Phone calls, messages regarding job in IGIA can be fake
New Delhi: If you receives any phone call, email or social media message from stranger posing himself as official, seeking money on the pretext of providing a job at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI), then be cautious before applying for work as there is a possibility that you are being duped.
The fraudsters are also giving fake advertisements on various newspapers regarding the job at the airport. The Delhi Police have received several complaints related to the fraud with job seekers. Police sources told Millennium Post that last year, as many as 26 complaints and in current year, nearly 18 complaints were received at IGI Airport unit of Delhi Police on cheating job aspirants through various modus operandi.
"After analysing the complaints, we registered four cases," a police officer said.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGI) Sanjay Bhatia told Millennium Post that none of the cheating cases took place in IGI jurisdiction.
"Fraudsters only used the name of IGI to dupe people, otherwise cases happened in different places. But we launched the investigation only to bust such rackets," said DCP IGI.
Investigators, handling such cases at IGI airport, said, "In such complaints, it has been observed that most of the cheaters are alluring the job seekers in the name of providing jobs at airport in the Airlines, AAI, cargo, housekeeping or any reputed company working at the airport." Speaking on various modus operandi being used by scamsters, investigators told that with the help of fake social media advertisement, criminals are deceiving people.
"In one of the cases, the complainant came in contact with one fraud through social media who introduced himself as human resource personnel at the airport. The victim was promised of a good job and offer letter was sent to him in Whatsapp. The accused took Rs 17,000 from the victim," police said. Adding further one of the investigators said that through a newspaper advertisement regarding job offer at the airport, fraudsters lured unemployed youths.
"E-mail id fraud is also common. By using a name of any airlines, accused send a common email to the victims that they have been shortlisted for a job. Then some fake offer letters were provided to the victims. During this process, the cheaters asked hefty amount from victims," a senior officer said.