Visakhapatnam: The cyber crime police of Visakhapatnam has issued notice to naukri.com and shine.com to explain how fraudsters gain access to the data of those who have used their services to apply for jobs.
Cyber crime inspector V. Gopinath has asked representatives of the two firms to appear before him on June 28.
During investigations, it became clear that people were being cheated after uploading their bio-data on the portals.
The cyber crime police had earlier issued notices to Google asking its representatives to appear to explain how fake information turns up in the search results.
The cyber crime police received about 30 complaints of unemployed persons being cheated of `50 lakh this year from Vizag.
The notice mentioned that after uploading the resume, applicants received fake job offers and the fraudsters collect administrative charges, application chargers, visa charges from the applicants before disappearing.
Several cases were registered in the cybercrime police station under Sections 419 (punishment for cheating) and 420 (cheating) and Sections 66 (computer related offences) and 66D (cheating by using computer devices) of the Information Technology Act.
The notice stated that fraudsters are “somehow accessing” resumes posted by job-seekers on the two portals. “The fraudsters are duping job-seekers by saying that their company’s job opportunity matches with the victim’s profile. This is happening only when the job seekers post their resumes on your portal (sic),” the notice said.
Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, Mr Gopinath said, “We have issued notice to both naukri.com and shine.com portals. Our personnel will directly serve the notices to their offices in Mumbai and Gurgaon respectively.”
He said most of the victims were engineering students....