AirAsia cautioned job-seekers against frauds

A member of ground staff walks under the wing of an AirAsia plane at Kota Kinabalu airport, Malaysia, November 30, 2015. REUTERS/Olivia Harris/Files

Vastavam web: After a few fraudulent job emails in its name surfaced, AirAsia India has cautioned job-seekers against “certain recruitment agencies” attempting to mislead people by fictitiously posing as employees of the budget carrier.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”.A 23-year-old aviation professional in another airline raised an alarm over the email, bringing it to the notice of AirAsia India officials.

“I was looking for a better work opportunity within the aviation industry. On Friday, I received an email from ‘AirAsia Airlines Ltd’. Everything looked fine, but the demand for money in the email made me suspicious and I informed the airlines. Soon the fraud was confirmed,” he told, requesting anonymity.”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.