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India: Job seekers targeted by exposed fraudulent recruitment portal again; company did not respond

A report alleges that Wisdom Jobs' recruitment portal and website targeting jobseekers seeking employment in the Gulf has several thousand fraudulent postings. The report further alleges that the website is up and running after investigations found that most opportunities listed on the portal are either fake, outdated, or copied from other portals.

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Wisdom Jobs to respond to the allegations. It did not.

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Company non-response
26 November 2019

Wisdom Jobs did not respond

Author: Wisdom Jobs

Article
13 November 2019

India: Recruitment portal with thousands of fraudulent Gulf job postings targets workers

Author: Mazhar Farooqi, Gulf News

"UAE: Recruitment portal Wisdom Jobs busted for fraud targets job seekers again" 14 November, 2019

...Less than a year after a Gulf News expose led to a massive crackdown on Wisdom Jobs, the dodgy recruitment portal is back to targeting unsuspecting jobseekers worldwide from its headquarters in Hyderabad, India...

Nearly half a million employment opportunities are listed on its dedicated Gulf portal https://www.wisdomjobsgulf.com/ alone... Of them around 280,000 are from the UAE including 255,183 in Dubai, 17,040 in Abu Dhabi and 5,986 in Sharjah...

...To clinch the job offer, candidates are asked to pay a ‘resume forwarding fee’ of Rs7,600 (Dh380). However, in the days ahead, they are tricked into shelling out more money towards a series of bogus fees and charges.

...The company is believed to rake in millions of dollars annually from the audacious racket that spans India, Canada, USA, South Africa, New Zealand, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore and the company’s favourite hunting ground — the Middle East.

Preliminary police investigation showed the job portal amassed Dh58 million by cheating nearly 70,000 jobseekers in India and another 35,000 based abroad including many in the UAE. 

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