Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Nagaland: Be alert against aviation job recruitment scams

Dimapur: The Director of the Dimapur Airport called for vigilance against scammers, who operate fictitious online recruitment drives for employment in the aviation sector. The modus operandi often involves schemers preying on unsuspecting job-seekers by advertising non-existent posts over phone/email, conducting online interviews/selection, charging fees, issuing fake appointment letters, eventually conning the victims of huge sums of money. 

Dimapur Airport Director, Mughavi Zhimo told a section of the media today that such scams have become increasingly common and the youths, especially those aspiring to join the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and the aviation industry to be watchful. “When youths are looking for jobs, they become vulnerable to such scams,” he said. 

He added that he has come across 4 such cases this year alone and get inquiries from people asking about jobs which were never officially advertised. “When I come across such cases, I tell the victims to file police complaint and I have even reported to the police,” he said. 

According to him, the scammers use the name of the AAI and private airlines to win the confidence of the victims. 

He recounted an incident this year which was also reported by The Morung Express, when a girl came to the airport with a fake appointment letter and flight tickets, for a non-existent post, bearing the name and logo of the AAI and an airline. It turned out that the girl was duped into appearing for online interviews and transferring money to the scammers as registration and training fees. She was mailed a fake appointment letter and travel ticket for a non-existent flight.

He reminded that the AAI and flight operators/airlines are different entities with different priorities and will never conduct recruitment exams together. 

17/11/20 Morung Express 

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