Jobs Fraud Alert! GoAir warns about this scam - Check out official reaction
A citizen gets attracted to the job offers mentioned on the fake website, and later to avail the position they get forced to pay some money.
Fraudsters are on a constant lookout to lure innocent citizens with amazing, but fake offers and thereafter steal their financial data. The world of technology has changed drastically and this has made it easier for citizens globally to carry out their day-to-day work with just a few clicks. This has also made possible a variety of frauds. The most recent one about which an alert has been raised is about a jobs scam in the aviation sector in India. This is exactly what low-cost carrier GoAir is warning its customers and employees about. GoAir has raised a red flag about a fake website, which is looking to fool citizens by offering fake job opportunities.
GoAir via its Twitter account says, "Want to Go places? Then say NO to SCAMS!"
The airline added, "Be warned of miscreants misusing the brand name “#GoAir” on a FAKE website for job applications that demands money in exchange for jobs and interviews."
Want to Go places? Then say NO to SCAMS!
Be warned of miscreants misusing the brand name “#GoAir” on a FAKE website for job applications that demands money in exchange for jobs and interviews. For job updates please visit https://t.co/0fTA5sOtbw or follow our social platforms. pic.twitter.com/OaY5vO0h8n
— GoAir (@goairlinesindia) June 13, 2019
What has happened is that the fake website which looks similar to that of GoAir's official one is offering job vacancies to citizens who are looking to work with the airline. A citizen gets attracted to the job offers mentioned on the fake website, and later to avail the position they even pay money. Hence, GoAir has asked everyone to be aware of this fake website.
The fake website is titled as http://goair.ind.in.
Also, one can know that this website is fake with the 'http' mark. Barely anyone notices this one extra letter in the URL while visiting a website. That’s where users can fall into the trap of a fake website.
For your information, a website beginning with https is the right and safer one, as the letter 's' at the end means ‘secure’. Hence, before submitting your credit card information have a look at the website link, if it has ‘https://’ or ‘http://’. If you come across the latter, then Do Not Open The Link!
GoAir says, " For job updates please visit https://www.goair.in or follow our social platforms."