While the classes were on, a call was received by my son from Mr Raghav of Naukri Paid Services regarding his placement. The caller stated that “The resume has been selected for Sun-Pharma; so an HR person named Ravindra Singh, Sr. Executive Human Resources from Benfomet (sister company of Sun-pharma) will call you”.
Promptly, Mr. Ravindra Singh (Cell #: +91 966 760 2531, [email protected]) called up and took an initial interview. Ravindra further told him that Mr. Devesh Sidhraj ([email protected]) will take the next level interview, and for that, he must initiate a call to the Sun-Pharma Conference Bridge number (Dial-in No: 080-10054000), with passcode 265360. Since this email had other Cc: “Ms. Myra.o” , and Sidharth Jha [email protected], it is presumed that, they too were present during the teleconference interview. During the interview, they have requested the candidate to undergo the IBM-SPSS Modeler course, so as to have full eligibility for the post. It was also suggested that the course is done with their approved training IBM partner “Statistical Package Skills Development Institute” (SPSDI)– Tilak Nagar Industrial Area, Near Subash Nagar Metro Station, New Delhi – 110018, India. They also assured that the training fee shall be refunded with the first salary.
After few hours, call was received from Cell: +91 931 912 1846, who introduced himself as Mr. VK Singh from SPSS Modeler Course at Statistical Package Skills Development Institute (SPSDI), an approved IBM Client Partner. He subsequently shared IBM SPSS Modeler 18.0 course details from his email, [email protected], and asked my son to pay the SPSS course fee ASAP.
The address quoted in Benfomet emails SUN HOUSE, CTS No. 201 B/1, Western Express Highway, Goregaon (E), Mumbai, 400063, India were also verified and was found to be correct. Since all these correspondences were from official email IDs, (https://www.benfomet.com) no foul play was suspected. Further, the cell number (Cell: +91 931 912 1846/+91 9355311601) of VK Singh was also listed in the Contact page of https://www.spsdi.com. The SPSS Course fees of Rs. 17700.00 with GST was to be paid to Vikas Kumar Singh, on Account #: 30300100010489, with IFSC Code: BARB0DAWARK, BANK OF BARODA, DWARKA, NEW DELHI.
Since the payment, there was no payment receipt or response on email, or SMS and the umpteen phone calls made to their numbers were unanswered.
SPSDI also advertising on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/human-resources-(hr)-internship-in-delhi-at-statistical-package-skills-development-institute-at-statistical-package-skills-development-institute-1185549834/ perhaps to trap new candidates.
This fraud cannot happen without the involvement of few insiders or employees of Naukri, Sun-pharma/Benfomet and SPSDI. This caucus can wreck the budding careers of several job seekers or freshers, and hence it is important to bring these culprits to the limelight or justice and to the law of this land.