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Fake website impersonating Indian Post UP Circle traced, Recruitment for PA/ SA Posts was notified

Jul 28, 2016 12:25 IST

    Another case of impersonation in the name of employment! The rising demand for government jobs and the proportionate increase of aspirants, has probably given opportunity to frauds and deceivers. The worse of all is the plight of job seekers after they realize the truth.

    Indian Post is one of the major functioning bodies of the government. The in-office environment, lucrative benefits and allowances and the recent 7th pay commission hiked salaries are the sole reasons for which candidates immediately apply for these jobs.

    Recently, a fake website (indiapost.net.in), has notified about 1825 vacancies as Postal Assistant and Sorting Assistants in India Post (UP Circle). The notification has gained much attention since its release.

    As per the notification, the last date of application submission is 15 August 2016. Many candidates have submitted the application along with the prescribed application fee.

    Fake website recruitment story in detail

    Fraudsters have created a domain named indiapost.net.in. A recruitment notification has been released in the name of India Post UP Circle. The notification has cited of 1825 vacancies in Postal Assistant and Sorting Assistant posts.

    The eligibility criteria including the educational qualification requirement and age limit have been set as per government norms. Thus making it impossible for the candidates to trace the difference! While the educational qualification requirement is Intermediate level pass, the age limit is set to be 18-27 years.

    The notification mentions the pay scale for the above mentioned posts to be Rs 5200-20200+Rs 1900-2400. The prescribed application fee is Rs 400 (Rs 150 for SC/ST).

    How was the fake plot disclosed?

    Previous year, India Post UP Circle had announced for postman recruitment. The examination for the same was held from 27 September till 13 December 2015. However for many examination centres in Lucknow, the examination was cancelled under unavoidable circumstances. 

    The examination was supposed to be held later and preparations are on the way. It was during this transition phase, fraudsters crept into the anxious minds of aspirants. Candidates received phone calls assuring them of confirmed job in India Post, only in return of 40-50 thousand rupees. Many candidates even deposited the amount in the bank account number given to them over phone.

    Thereafter candidates were asked to submit their roll number in the above mentioned fake website.

    It was when those candidates went to the postal office claiming their job confirmation; the entire scene came to limelight.

    As of now, police complaint has been filed against the fraud website and India post has asked for strict investigation in this regard.

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