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AirAsia India has cautioned job seekers saying that certain agencies are attempting to mislead people by fictitiously posing as employees of the budget carrier.

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With no significant growth in job market over the last few years, people are trying all their luck to get placement with good organisation. However, there are certain agencies that are exploiting the people search for job. Recently, fraudulent job emails surfaced in the name of . Now, the low cost carrier has cautioned job seekers saying that certain agencies which are not dealing with it is attempting to mislead people by fictitiously posing as employees of the Airlines.

According to multiple reports, some aspiring crew officials recently received emails in the name of “AirAsia Airlines Limited”, which said the company has “selected their resumes” and called them for “direct online interview”. The email also mentioned a mandatory refundable fee of Rs 9,600 as charges for “interview processing, maintenance, courier, accommodation and assurance”.

The case came to light when one of the executive working in another airline who was looking for change received this email and informed AirAsia India. He told news agency PTI that everything looked fine, but the demand for money in the email made him suspicious and so, he informed the airlines.

As per AirAsia India recruitment policy, it never ask a candidates for any money during recruitment. “It has been bought to our notice that they send fake communication/e-mails to the potential job seekers luring them with job offers using the details of the company,” an AirAsia India spokesperson said in a statement. “AirAsia (India) Limited would like to caution the general public that in the recent past some unscrupulous individuals and recruitment agencies have tried to mislead the public by fictitiously claiming to be employees of the company or posing as authorised recruitment agencies of the company,” the spokesperson added.

The airline said it follows a formal recruitment process through its own human resources department and does not outsource the final selection of prospective employees to any individuals or agencies to issue interview intimations, selection or offer letters etc. The company also does not ask for any security deposit or document check (refundable or non-refundable) at any stage of the recruitment process, it added.

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