Job Employment Scam :

  1. The Victim(Ashok Kumar/Jane Doe) was contacted on 24th March 2021 via Email through Job Portal : Hirist platform for Data Scientist position at Cabgolin Research and Product Development
  • Job Link : https://www.hirist.com/j/data-scientist-pythonsql-0-3-yrs-751316.html?ref=rl&pref=kp

  • Archived Link : https://web.archive.org/web/20210401065012/https://www.hirist.com/j/data-scientist-pythonsql-0-3-yrs-751316.html?ref=rl&pref=kp

  • Contact Persons :

    • Nandini : HR recruiter
      • Email : nandini_srivastava@cabgolin.com
      • Phone : +91 89295 36162
    • Radha Pampattiwar
    • radha_pampattiwar@cabgolin.com

    • Interview link :
  1. For the candidate to be job ready, IBM SPSS Modeler certificate was required via GRN number and enrolment was to be done immediately within a day.

Email is received from enrolment@ibmpw.com saying that my profile has been forwarded to www.spss.co.in , www.techbrainte.com and www.udemy.com . Immediately a call is received from Tech Brainte for the certificate.

  * Tech Brainte :
    * Phone : +91 8826646546
  * Jennie Trainer
      * Phone : +91 72920 88176

* [Invoice generated link](https://www.refrens.com/invoices/605c873c5747a9001232fcda?_at=74D32qLvCWAWLB4ubq&r=tech-brainte&copy=) : https://www.refrens.com/invoices/605c873c5747a9001232fcda?_at=74D32qLvCWAWLB4ubq&r=tech-brainte&copy=
  * ID : 648
  * Date : 25 March 2021
  * Amount : INR 17,698.82
  * Address : TECH - BRAINTE IT TRAINING INSTITUTE ,KURLA MUMBAI, MUMBAI, Maharashtra, India - 400070
  1. Email is sent from admin@tech-brainte.com with enrolment link and unique id is provided : 664001PW0N .
    • Enrolment link : https://forms.gle/ikf15c7z47QY2SZK7
    • Archived Link : https://web.archive.org/web/20210401072142/https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScgfyf6HlAPK3NNzr9DdpqA8P8j97tUZ8hNZ3twogvxBOPMHA/viewform
  2. Payment link is sent via RazorPay website for INR 10,000 for enrolment
    • Payment Link : https://rzp.io/i/GA7BhypJmx
    • Amount Sent : INR 10,000 .
    • PaymentId : GqtH5wf8Lrg4iP

    • RazorPay Dispute Ticket Number : 5296798
  3. Certification classes was supposed to start from 29th March 2021, when the Trainer and HR from Cabgolin show suspicious behaviour and postpone contact to next day 30th March 2021.

  4. Ashok Kumar finds a link on Reddit, where it is suspected that a fraud has been committed by the above individuals to many people.

    • Reddit Link : https://www.reddit.com/r/SPSS_Modeler/comments/kbmm3v/ibm_spss_grn/
    • Archived Link : https://web.archive.org/web/20210401072044/https://www.reddit.com/r/SPSS_Modeler/comments/kbmm3v/ibm_spss_grn/

    • Glassdoor Link : https://www.glassdoor.co.in/Reviews/Employee-Review-Arzenovo-Pharmaceutical-RVW29200689.htm
  5. The fraudsters seems to be following a modus operandi by creating multiple companies and taking advantage of Work from Home policies and online recruitment. Below are the companies being used.
No. Company website Name Email Phone
1 Synamol www.synamol.com akira rai akira_rai@synamol.com  
2 Synamol www.synamol.com bhavya_mittal akira_rai@synamol.com  
3 tomlaglobal www.tomlaglobal.com Muskan Khaira muskan.khaira@tomlaglobal.com  
4 tomlaglobal www.tomlaglobal.com Madhav Shrivastav    
5 tomlaglobal www.tomlaglobal.com meenakshi kirloskar meenakshi_kirloskar@tomlaglobal.com +91 89295 36162
6 tomlaglobal www.tomlaglobal.com HR hr@tomlaglobal.com  
7 tomlaglobal www.tomlaglobal.com Shantanu Ghosh shantanu.ghosh@tomlaglobal.com  
8 Medozyme www.medozyme.com kriti tekriwal kriti_tekriwal@medozyme.com +91 9818045968
9 Medozyme www.medozyme.com medozyme.com HR@medozyme.com  
10 Clarlvate www.clarlvate.com Kalai Vani kalai_vani@clarlvate.com  
11 www.tech-brainte.com www.tech-brainte.com Jennie Trainer kalai_vani@clarlvate.com +91 72920 88176
12 tech-brainte www.tech-brainte.com Admin admin@tech-brainte.com +91 8826646546
13 cabgolin www.cabgolin.com nandini srivastava nandini_srivastava@cabgolin.com +91 89295 36162
  1. Now by checking the whois records (IP address) of the fraudulent website at https://www.whois.com/
No. Domain Created Date Phone Region
1 www.synamol.com 2020-11-05 +354.4212434 Reykjavik, Iceland
2 www.clarlvate.com 2021-01-30 +354.4212434 Reykjavik, Iceland
3 www.tomlaglobal.com 2021-01-13 +354.4212434 Reykjavik, Iceland
4 www.medozyme.com 2020-10-21 +354.4212434 Reykjavik, Iceland
5 www.techbrainte.com 2021-01-30 +354.4212434 Reykjavik, Iceland
6 www.tech-brainte.com 2021-02-18 +354.4212434 Reykjavik, Iceland
7 www.ibmpw.com 2021-01-30 +354.4212434 Reykjavik, Iceland
  1. All the websites have the below information . Everything is pointing to same individuals operating the fraud network from Iceland.
  • Registrant Street: Kalkofnsvegur 2
  • Registrant City: Reykjavik
  • Registrant State/Province: Capital Region
  • Registrant Postal Code: 101
  • Registrant Country: IS
  • Registrant Phone: +354.4212434
  1. Steps taken to resolved the issue
    • Register complaint at cybecrime.gov.in : No
    • Register dispute at RazorPay : Ticket Number : 5296798
    • Register dispute at NameCheap web registrar : #NHC-295-35935
  2. Contact other victims to put pressure on RazorPay to get the refund for the money and freeze the account of fraudsters.
    • usr1 : 18000
    • usr2 : 15000
    • usr3 : 10000
  3. Blacklist users from domain providers via NameCheap legal representatives.

  4. Track RazorPay via Twitter : https://twitter.com/gaganyatri/status/1377554577596243968 and mail chain.

  5. Collaborate with others to stop more frauds being committed