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Bangalore police expose companies issuing fake IT job certificates

The Deputy Commissioner of Police has also IT firms to inform the police if they have recruited any benificiaries of the fake certificates racket.

Written by Johnson T A | Bangalore | Published: October 29, 2014 8:46:28 pm

A list of fake IT firms involved in a racket of issuing fake job experience certificates to job aspirants in established IT companies has been put out by the Bangalore police following investigations into a racket. The police have now requested established IT firms to check the job credentials of prospective hires in their companies against the list of companies for which fake job experience certificates are known to have been issued. The Deputy Commissioner of Police (crime) Abhishek Goyal has also IT firms to inform the police if they have recruited any benificiaries of the fake certificates racket. The action by the Bangalore police comes on the heels of a series of raids carried out by the Crime Branch last month at seven places in the city to bust a fake IT job experience certificates scam.

Over 20 people were arrested in the cases. According to police estimates more than 25,000 people obtained fake work experience certificates through this syndicate and used them to secure jobs in established IT firms across the country and abroad. The Bangalore police teams conducted the simultaneous raids on September 28 and 29 on seven job consultancy firms. The police found job consultancy firms registered many fake IT companies and issued fake work certificates from these companies to job aspirants for financial consideration.

“For the benefit of the HR units of genuine companies we have compiled a list of the companies in whose names certificates were issued and recovered by the crime branch. This list is being put up publicly so that genuine companies can check if anyone has approached them with certificates of these companies and if so they can contact Investigating Officers for necessary corrective steps,” Goyal said.

Check the complete list.

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